I’ve been a fan of basketball ever since I bought Los Angeles lakers Tickets to see the popular team play against longtime rivals the Boston Celtics and I’ve been hooked ever since. The Lakers are one of the toughest teams to play in the professional basketball league, and also one of the most successful. The team has won a staggering 17 NBA Championships with three consecutive three wins which came back in the mid 1950’s and then again in the mid 1980’s.
The Lakers were formed back in 1946, and over the course of their long and illustrious history, have featured some of the finest athletes in the world who have impressed the critics and fans with their wooden court abilities, high-flying slam dunks and superior athletic prowess. These athletes have played a crucial role in transforming Lakers into one of the toughest teams to play against in the NBA which gives opponents panic attacks every time they have to encounter them.
Here are some of the legends of the game who have played for the Lakers during their career and won accolades for the team.

Paul Gasol

Before there were Shaq and Kobe, there was Paul Gasol. The super skilled Spaniard, during his career, played three NBA Finals winning two Championships for the Lakers. 

James Worthy

Magic Johnson had a trustworthy wingman in the form of “Big Games James”. Known as the best finisher in the history of the game, Worthy was named NBA Finals MVP in 1988.

Wilt Chamberlain

The Lakers won their first championship in Los Angeles with Wilt Chamberlain leading the squad. The Lakers owned the 1972 NBA Finals, setting a record of 33 consecutive wins which stands till date. Chamberlains defensive tactics and scoring from rebounds makes him one of the best Lakers of all time.

Shaquille O’Neal

The Lakers had the most dominant and powerful basketball player in the world in the form of 7 foot tall Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq as he is more commonly known was top dog, along with the unstoppable Kobe Bryant. Together this duo helped the Lakers win three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Kobe Bryant

Nicknamed “The Black Mamba” Bryant is one of the most lethal shooting guards NBA has ever seen. He’s done it all. Won five NBA Championships, three with former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, and two Olympic Gold Medals.

23 is not the number of boyfriends Country music sensation Taylor Swift has had this past year. It’s how old she is since this past Thursday. Swift was born on December 13th, 1989. At only 23 years of age this gifted singer and songwriter has attained super-stardom that most can only dream of. In a relatively short amount of time Taylor Swift has developed a massive fan-base, thanks to her soulful tunes and heartfelt lyrics. Her fans are present in every nook and corner of the world and go in frenzy every time popular website TicketVistas starts offering Taylor Swift Concert Tickets for a bargain.

True Rock star
Rolling Stone Magazine said, “She’s one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days, with a flawless ear for what makes a song tick” and critics called her a “rising star”. Music publications credited her with changing the landscape of Country music scene with her fresh and innovative approach and that she breathed new life into a genre that was steadily on the decline. They couldn’t have been more right. Hit after hit Taylors popularity began to spread from the US to other parts of the world and social media websites started trending with Taylor Swift related topics. Media used her personal and professional life to up their ratings and fans couldn’t get enough of her music. Every record she released proved to be a bigger hit than the previous one.

Phenomenal Success
Swift exploded onto the music scene with her debut self titled album which made people sit up and take notice of this young singer who portrayed vocal ability and songwriting skills well beyond her years. The model-esque singer has released 4 studio albums which have been certified multiplatinum by the RIAA and 29 smash hit singles which have charted at top positions on music charts all over the world. Latest album Red was certified platinum and single “We Are Never Getting Back Together” became her first number one single on Billboard Hot 100. The single also became one of the most downloaded singles of 2012.

Over the span of her career, this phenomenal recording artist has received a staggering 178 nominations for several prestigious awards with 129 wins. At the 52nd Grammy Awards Swift became the youngest artist in the history of Grammy’s to win Album of the Year award. She has won a total of 6 Grammy awards. Swift also has to her credit 11 American Music Awards, 7 Country Music Association Awards, 4 Billboard Awards and 6 Academy of Country Music Awards. This young musician is only the second female recording artist after Carrie Underwood to win back to back ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year Award.

It is widely believed that Swift’s personal life and relationships are the inspiration behind her smash hit singles. She has dated several notable celebrities from musicians to actors. These include Nick Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Connor Kennedy and most recently Harry Styles.

Let’s hope her current relationship lasts. Look at the bright side, in case it doesn’t, fans will surely have another chart topping hit on their hands.



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    December 2012