March 28th was a memorable day in Los Angeles Lakers history for highlights and personal achievements.
While it feels like it has been months since the NBA suspended their season and the Los Angeles Lakers took the court, it has been just under three weeks since it happened. With the unexpected downtime, we have been able to take a trip down memory lane at some of the most memorable highlights and performances in team history.
For a team with as rich of a history of the Lakers, there has been plenty to look back on. Whether it has been in Minneapolis or Los Angeles, the team has found plenty of success on the court.
We have taken a look at some of those memories with the current season being suspended. There have been plenty to look back on, and March 28th is no different. There are several things that happened on this day that will bring a smile to people’s faces during these tough times.
One of those memories involves the legendary center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. On this day, in 1982, he played in his 1,000 career regular-season game. To make it even better, the Lakers won the game, defeating the Kansas City Kings, 10-96.
Abdul-Jabbar was the 15th player in NBA history to surpass that plateau. Now, that list consists of 142 players. Cap is second all-time in regular-season games played with 1,560, trailing only Robert Parrish, who played in 1,611.
Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t the only player to have an impressive personal feat accomplished on this day. In fact, March 28th was a popular date for centers in Lakers’ history.