Not like many other cities in America, Los Angeles has a plethora of successful sports team that have attained national and international fame. Herein we are going to explore the most successful sports in that call LA their home.
While there are many NBA teams, few have a glittering history that LA Lakers have. Consider this, since the inception of the team in 1948, LA Lakers has in the NBA finals 30 times, winning the title 15 times. Additionally, the team has played in the playoffs in all but 5 years in its history. It is quite easy to see why the team is considered to be among the upper echelon of the basketball teams. Exceptional NBA players have also plied their trade with the team. These include all-time greats such as Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kobe Bryant.
#2. Los Angeles Dodgers
The LA Dodgers is a baseball team playing in the Major League Baseball. Although the team is a member of the National League West division, its genesis was in New York, part of the East division. The team made a move from New York before the 1958 season, using the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the home. They later moved to the Dodger Stadium their current home in 1962.
Since making the move to LA, the team has won five World Series titles. It has six overall title wins, however. It also has 21 National League pennants.
#3. LA Galaxy
When it comes to soccer, LA Galaxy is among the most decorated teams. The Western conference Major League Soccer Member has on the MLS Cup 5 times, which is the most in the MLS. Additionally, the club has won the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup as one of the only two American clubs to achieve this feat, the Supporters’ Shield on four occasions, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. In its relatively short history (having been established in 1994), the team has emerged to be one of the most dominant soccer teams in the U.S. The team has also graced world renowned soccer stars, such David Beckham.
#4. Los Angeles Rams
The LA Rams is one unique try among the successful sports clubs that call LA home. The club has been located in three cities, including LA, Cleveland, and St. Louis. In each of the cities, the team has won championships, in which case, the team won the NFL championship in 1951.
#5. Los Angeles Kings
The LA Kings is an Ice Hockey team that plays in the National Hockey League as part of NHL’s Western Conference. The team has been based in The Forum and the Staples Centers, both in LA. With regards success, the team won two Stanley Cups in three years; in 2012 and in 2014.
Other notable successful sports teams include the Los Angeles Clippers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Sparks, and Los Angeles Chargers all of which have achieved tremendous success in one way or another.