On This Date 4/27/1960
The NBA takes a significant step in its growth as owners approve the Lakers’ move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. It is the first NBA team on the West Coast. The Lakers had been a success in Minneapolis, winning five championships in six years from 1949-1954. In Los Angeles, that would become one of the NBA’s cornerstone franchises, as they appeared in 24 NBA Finals, winning 11 titles since the move.