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The Los Angeles Lakers: 50 Amazing Years in the City of Angels, Revised and Expanded Edition – Updated for 2009-10 NBA Championship Season Hardcover – November 23, 2010

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Photos by Getty Images, text by from the Los Angeles Times sports staff, including columns from the late Pulitzer Prize winner, Jim Murray.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Time Capsule Press, LLC; Rev Exp edition (November 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982324219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982324219
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #997,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Philip Brice on October 17, 2009
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I received this book last night and could not put it down. It is the history of the great Lakers franchise with brilliant articles by some of the best writers, spectacular photos and even year by year key statistics. It makes me proud to be a Laker fan and I just placed it on my coffee table for all to see.
The L.A. Times has done a wonderful job along with the Lakers organization for keeping such a high standard after fifty years.

Like Magic said, let's go "back to back" again.

L.A. all the way !!!!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By garry joseph on October 9, 2009
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Picked this up at the Forum tonight. It is worth the money- many pictures I have never seen and some of the best sportwriting in LA history from the LA Times.
A long forward by Phil Jackson, lots of Scott Ostler and Jim Murray. I have so many Lakers books but this one is the best yet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. M. Williams on November 9, 2009
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Very enjoyable book. Photos are great and it is a well put together.
Lots of history and memories for any Laker fan. 50 Years of exciting basketball and lots of outstanding players. It is a rich history.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kasia on October 12, 2009
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This book really needed to happen after the Lakers' victory last summer, and it couldn't come in a better package at a better time. It's not the fan fluff that you might expect from a big, glossy book like this -- it's got hard-hitting sports writing from the Los Angeles Times throughout the years and brings a lot of Lakers history into play that I certainly didn't know about. Great photos, and Jackson's foreword clinches it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Cheney on October 12, 2009
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The pictures in this book are incredible, and the writing from the country's best sportswriters detail the incredible journey -- both the ups and the downs -- that this basketball team has traveled over the past 50 years. The introduction by Phil Jackson is both personal and telling, setting the stage for an honest history that reinforces why I love the team, the city ... and now this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By martez detroit on May 16, 2012
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I enjoyed this book through and through. I'm not a resident of Los Angeles but I have been a fan of the team since the Mark Landsberger days, and this scrapbook/coffee table style book is a must for every Laker fan. It takes you through the ups and downs of the team's history since arriving in LA. Its so very rich and ends on a high note. Get this book (or the deluxe edition).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loving Wife on July 9, 2011
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purchased this book for my husband who is a huge lakers fan. Although it is not a complete history of the lakers and is missing alot of key players from years past, it is still a great compilation and the fact that it is updated to include 2009-2010 seasons are even better. My husband loves it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kiddo86 on March 26, 2011
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This book is great for those who have been lifelong fans or fans for just a few months. It is packed full of information about the history of the organisation and it's players and even includes many pictures showing the many players and coaches the organisation has had. A great read!
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