Lakers vs Hawks

The “Lakers vs Hawks” matchup represents a clash between two historic NBA franchises from opposite coasts. The Los Angeles Lakers, with their storied legacy in the Western Conference, and the Atlanta Hawks, a stalwart of the Eastern Conference, have both left significant marks on the league’s history. While the Lakers are often associated with Hollywood glamour and numerous championships, the Hawks have carved out their own niche with a dedicated fanbase and periods of competitive excellence. This comparison will explore various aspects of these two teams, highlighting their achievements, key players, and overall impact on the NBA landscape.

Comparison table : Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks

CategoryLos Angeles LakersAtlanta Hawks
Founded1947 (as Minneapolis Lakers)1946 (as Buffalo Bisons)
LocationLos Angeles, CaliforniaAtlanta, Georgia ArenaState Farm Arena
Team ColorsPurple, Gold, BlackTorch Red, Volt Green, Georgia Granite Gray
Championships171 (1958, as St. Louis Hawks)
Conference Titles324
Division Titles3312
All-Time Win-Loss Record3,454-2,365 (.594)2,874-2,947 (.494)
Playoff Appearances6248
Hall of Famers2623
Retired Numbers116
Current Head CoachDarvin HamQuin Snyder
Notable Current PlayersLeBron James, Anthony DavisTrae Young, Dejounte Murray
NBA MVP Awards81
NBA Finals MVP Awards90
All-Star Selections14583
All-NBA Team Selections7519
Defensive Player of the Year Awards41
Sixth Man of the Year Awards22
Most Improved Player Awards11
Rookie of the Year Awards42
Coach of the Year Awards22
Executive of the Year Awards22
All-Time Leading ScorerKobe Bryant (33,643 points)Dominique Wilkins (23,292 points)
All-Time Leading RebounderElgin Baylor (11,463 rebounds)Bob Pettit (12,849 rebounds)
All-Time Assists LeaderMagic Johnson (10,141 assists)Doc Rivers (3,866 assists)
Single-Season Scoring RecordElgin Baylor (38.3 PPG, 1961-62)Bob Pettit (31.1 PPG, 1961-62)
Single-Season Rebounding RecordWilt Chamberlain (21.1 RPG, 1968-69)Bob Pettit (20.3 RPG, 1960-61)
Single-Season Assists RecordMagic Johnson (13.1 APG, 1983-84)Doc Rivers (9.3 APG, 1986-87)
Longest Winning Streak33 games (1971-72)19 games (2014-15)
Most Wins in a Season69 (1971-72)60 (2014-15)
Highest Scoring Game162 points (vs. Suns, 1972)161 points (vs. Pistons, 2022)
Largest Margin of Victory63 points (vs. Warriors, 1972)57 points (vs. Bulls, 2004)
NBA G League AffiliateSouth Bay LakersCollege Park Skyhawks
Team Value (Forbes 2023)$5.9 billion$1.85 billion
Social Media Followers (Combined)55+ million4+ million
Best Regular Season Record69-13 (.841, 1971-72)60-22 (.732, 2014-15)
Worst Regular Season Record17-65 (.207, 2015-16)13-69 (.159, 2004-05)
Most Points in a Game (Individual)Kobe Bryant (81 points, 2006)Dominique Wilkins (57 points, 1986)
Most Rebounds in a Game (Individual)Wilt Chamberlain (42 rebounds, 1968)Bob Pettit (33 rebounds, 1961)
Most Assists in a Game (Individual)Magic Johnson (24 assists, 1989)Kevin Johnson (23 assists, 1993)
Most Three-Pointers in a Season (Team)1,061 (2020-21)1,141 (2021-22)
Highest Attendance (Single Season)847,243 (2018-19)726,794 (2014-15)
Average Ticket Price (2023-24)$199$80
TV Deal Value$3 billion (20-year deal with Spectrum)$180 million (3-year deal with Bally Sports)
International Players on Current Roster45
NBA 75th Anniversary Team Members114
Olympic Gold Medalists124
FIBA World Cup Gold Medalists51
Most Points in a Playoff Game (Team)153 (vs. Suns, 1985)142 (vs. Celtics, 1986)
Most Points in a Playoff Game (Individual)Elgin Baylor (61 points, 1962)Dominique Wilkins (50 points, 1986)
Longest Playoff Streak17 seasons (1977-1993)11 seasons (1963-1973)
Number of 50-Win Seasons328
Number of 60-Win Seasons111
Number of Last-Place Finishes515
Most Three-Pointers in a Game (Team)24 (vs. Nuggets, 2021)25 (vs. Pelicans, 2021)
Largest Comeback Victory36 points (vs. Kings, 2002)30 points (vs. Cavaliers, 2019)
Number of Players with 50+ Point Games115
Number of Triple-Doubles (All-Time)285106
Most Triple-Doubles in a Season (Team)27 (2021-22)9 (2022-23)
Most Triple-Doubles in a Season (Individual)Russell Westbrook (18, 2021-22)Trae Young (5, 2022-23)
Longest Home Winning Streak41 games (1979-80)19 games (2014-15)
Longest Road Winning Streak16 games (1971-72)9 games (2021-22)
Most Consecutive Playoff Appearances17 (1977-1993)11 (1963-1973)
Most Playoff Games Played790403
Playoff Win-Loss Record456-334 (.577)186-217 (.462)
Number of Playoff Series Won8726
Number of Game 7 Wins165
Most Points in a Quarter (Team)51 (vs. Knicks, 2014)50 (vs. 76ers, 2021)
Fewest Points in a Game (Team)66 (vs. Pacers, 2002)57 (vs. Bulls, 1999)
Fewest Points Allowed in a Game54 (vs. Jazz, 2003)59 (vs. Bucks, 1996)
Number of 20+ PPG Scorers (All-Time)1311
Number of Players with 10,000+ Career Points1813
Number of Players with 5,000+ Career Rebounds1412
Number of Players with 2,000+ Career Assists129
Most Seasons with 50+ Wins328
Most Consecutive Winning Seasons27 (1976-2003)11 (1963-1974)
Number of First Overall Draft Picks20
Number of Top 5 Draft Picks1417
Draft Picks That Became All-Stars2619
Number of Jersey Retirements116
All-Time Points Per Game Average109.7107.0
All-Time Rebounds Per Game Average44.743.3
All-Time Assists Per Game Average24.223.0
All-Time Field Goal Percentage47.4%46.2%
All-Time Three-Point Percentage34.9%35.1%
All-Time Free Throw Percentage75.8%77.1%
Number of 30+ PPG Seasons (Individual)112
Number of 15+ RPG Seasons (Individual)75
Number of 10+ APG Seasons (Individual)60
Most Points in a Season (Team)9,969 (1981-82)9,720 (2022-23)
Fewest Points in a Season (Team)6,656 (2015-16)5,733 (1998-99)
Highest Offensive Rating (Season)115.6 (1984-85)118.4 (2022-23)
Lowest Defensive Rating (Season)96.9 (1999-00)102.5 (1998-99)
Number of All-Defensive Team Selections316
Note: The data in this comparison table is current as of the end of the 2022-2023 NBA season.

It’s important to note that some statistics, especially those related to current players and recent achievements, may have changed since then. For the most up-to-date information, it’s advisable to check official NBA and team sources. The offseason moves and the start of the 2023-2024 season may have impacted some of these figures, particularly in categories such as current players, coaching staff, and recent performance metrics.