Los Angeles owns lots of professional sports teams today. City’s professional teams won 21 championships in United States till today. There are today professional teams of Los Angeles in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer. Also city saw Fifa World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup. Final match of Fifa World Cup 94 was on The Rose Bowl, Los Angeles. The Home Depot Center was used in FIFA Women’s World Cup 1999. Also city will host 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. How many sports teams of Los Angeles are there?
Today there are 9 professional teams of Los Angeles which are playing in professional leagues. One of the most famous teams of Los Angeles is Los Angeles Lakers. Team belongs to NBA Pacific Division of the Western Conference. They play their games on Staples Center like their local rival Los Angeles Clippers. According to Forbes, value of Los Angeles Lakers’ is $900 million. Lakers have 16 championships in NBA history. They also have totally 24 names in their Hall Of Fame list including players, coaches and contributors. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Karl Malone are some of important names in Hall of Fame. Also coaches Phil Jackson, Tex Winter, Pat Riley, John Kundla and Bill Sharman are on the Hall of Fame list. Also lots of stars like Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Steve Nash had played or playing for Lakers.
Another NBA team of Los Angeles is Los Angeles Clippers. They belong to Pacific Division of league. Team is sharing Staples Center with Los Angeles Lakers. They have four players in their Hall of Fame as Dominique Wilkins, Bill Walton, Bob McAdoo and Adrian Dantley.
Los Angeles Kings is one of two NHL hockey teams of Los Angeles. They have established in 1967 and won 1 championship. They are playing on Staples Center. Team belongs to Pacific Division of the Western Conference. They have important players on their Hall of Fame list like Paul Coffey, Wayne Gretzky and Larry Robinson. Also they have been on Stanley Cup Finals in 92-93 season but they lost to Montreal Canadiens in an unforgettable 5 match series. Anaheim Ducks is other NHL team of Los Angeles. They are playing their games on Honda Center. Team established in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company and entered playoffs for eight times. They have Jari Kurri and Adam Oates in the Hall of Fame list.
Los Angeles has two teams in Major League Baseball MLB. Los Angeles Dodgers or “Dodgers” with their most known name is one of the most successful teams in MLB with six championships. They established in 1883. They have a loyal fan group since first established day and they have the fan attendance record with 115,300 attendants to Boston Red Sox match for Dodgers 50th anniversary. All profit come from match went to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by the official help center of Dodgers; ThinkCure!.
Other MLB team of Los Angeles is Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. They have known as the “Angels”. They have established in 1961 and won World Series titles in 2002. Also they have won West Division titles for 8 times.
Los Angeles has two teams in MLS Soccer league. One of them is Chivas USA and other is Los Angeles Galaxy. They are playing on The Home Depot Center and has one 1 championship. They became a worldwide famous soccer team after transferred David Beckham with a $250 million contract.
Also Los Angeles has Los Angeles Sparks team in WNBA Basketball league.