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The club was actually founded in 1946 under the name of Detroit Gems. After a year in Detroit, the team moved to the city of Minneapolis and became the Minneapolis Lakers. The successful experience of Brooklyn Dodgers’ moving to Los Angeles prompted the team owner to think about moving to LA, and the absence of competition made the City of Angels the priority. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1960 and became the L.A. Lakers. The Lakers logo have remained almost the same since moving to LA and remain as one of the best known NBA logos ever.
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