NBA Los Angeles Lakers by Year, 2000-present

Can you name the answers to each question that pertains to a certain year in Lakers history?
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Year
Question
Answer
2000
The Lakers play their first season in this arena
Staples Center
2001
This former all-star and champion power forward joins the Lakers
Horace Grant
2002
The Lakers beat this team in the Finals to complete their second three-peat
New Jersey Nets
2003
The Lakers start off 3-9 because of an injury to this player
Shaquille O’Neal
2004
These two Hall-of-Famers are signed to the team in hopes of winning a championship
Karl Malone
Gary Payton
2005
This legendary coach is fired prior to this season only to come back the following year
Phil Jackson
2006
This Laker becomes the youngest player to play an NBA game
Andrew Bynum
2007
Kobe Bryant changes his jersey number from 8 to this
24
2008
The Lakers trade for this Spanish player mid-season
Pau Gasol
2009
The Lakers win the Finals against this team
Orlando Magic
Year
Question
Answer
2010
This former defensive player of the year signs with the team
Ron Artest
2011
This Laker is awarded sixth man of the year
Lamar Odom
2012
A trade that would send this all-star to the Lakers is vetoed
Chris Paul
2013
The Lakers acquire this all-star big man from Orlando
Dwight Howard
2014
Kobe Bryant recovers from an injury to this tendon
Achilles
2015
Kobe Bryant passes this NBA legend for the 3rd most points scored of all time
Michael Jordan
2016
The Lakers trade to get this former Pacer big man
Roy Hibbert
2017
The Lakers hire this Laker legend as their GM
Magic Johnson
2018
The Lakers draft this fan-favorite point guard second overall
Lonzo Ball
2019
The Lakers sign this superstar but still fail to make the playoffs
Lebron James
2020
After trading for this superstar big, the Lakers win a championship
Anthony Davis
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