Los Angeles Lakers 2020 Basketball World Championship Ring
The 2019–20 Los Angeles Lakers season was the franchise's 72nd season, its 71st season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 60th in Los Angeles. The Lakers were coached by Frank Vogel in his first year as team head coach. The Lakers played their home games at Staples Center as members of the Western Conference's Pacific Division.
On March 6, 2020, the Lakers clinched their first playoff berth since the 2012–13 season. Five days later, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended. On July 5, the NBA announced a return of the season in the NBA Bubble, with 22 teams playing 8 seeding games followed by a full postseason.
Play resumed on July 30 with all games being played in Orlando, Florida, and on August 3, the Lakers clinched both the Pacific Division title since 2012 and the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since the 2009–10 season.
The Lakers finished the season 52–19. They defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, and Denver Nuggets to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010. There they defeated the Miami Heat to earn the franchise's 17th NBA championship.