Pacific Division (NBA)

One of the three divisions in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association .

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Golden State Warriors

American professional basketball team based in San Francisco.

American professional basketball team based in San Francisco.

Joe Fulks was the league's first scoring champion.
Wilt Chamberlain averaged 41.5 points per game and 25.1 rebounds per game during his five and a half seasons with the Warriors.
Nate Thurmond averaged over 20 points per game during five different seasons and over 20 rebounds per game during two seasons while with the Warriors.
Rick Barry (shown in 1976) was named the NBA Finals MVP in 1975.
Draymond Green was an All-NBA Second Team member in 2015–16.

The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division.

Los Angeles Clippers

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Bob McAdoo (11) was the NBA MVP in the 1974–75 season after averaging 34.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Clippers secondary logo
Ken Norman, the Clippers' scoring leader in 1988–89, was a key part of the team's nucleus during the late 1980s and early 1990s
Doc Rivers became head coach during the 2013 off-season.
The Clippers hosting the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the 2015 NBA playoffs first-round series
The Clippers' updated wordmark logo, unveiled on June 18, 2015.

The Clippers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Pacific Division in the league's Western Conference.

Los Angeles Lakers

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Minneapolis team co-owner Benjamin Berger
Hall of Famer George Mikan (#99) led the Lakers franchise to their first five NBA championships. He is described by the NBA's official website as the "first superstar" in league history.
Elgin Baylor (left) and Jerry West (right) led the team to a total of ten NBA Finals appearances in the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed "Mr. Clutch", West's silhouette is featured on the NBA's official logo.
Wilt Chamberlain played for Los Angeles for five seasons during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was an integral part of their 1971–72 team that is considered one of the best in NBA history.
The Lakers acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975.
Magic Johnson along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the "Showtime" Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s.
Los Angeles drafted James Worthy first overall in 1982. "Big Game James" recorded his only career triple double in the Lakers game seven victory over the Pistons in the 1988 NBA Finals.
Championship banners, Lakers retired jerseys, and honored Minneapolis Lakers banner hanging in the rafters of Crypto.com Arena in 2010
The Lakers at the White House following their 2001 NBA championship
The Lakers with President Barack Obama following their 2010 NBA championship
Frank Vogel, who coached the Lakers for three seasons
LeBron James in 2018
Jerry Buss owned the team from 1979 until his death in 2013.
The Lakers current wordmark, used since the 1999–2000 season. The version shown is used on their Sunday home alternate jerseys.
Former head coach Phil Jackson led the team to five championships.
Lakers retired jerseys hanging inside the Crypto.com Arena in 2013

The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division.

Phoenix Suns

American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1968, Jerry Colangelo became the Suns first general manager, at age 28
Paul Westphal led the Suns to their first-ever NBA Finals in 1976
Kevin Johnson was the Suns' point guard for 11 seasons
Charles Barkley won NBA MVP and led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.
The Suns drafted Amare Stoudemire in 2002; he would become a six-time All Star
After Nash's return to Phoenix in 2004, they won 33 more games than they did the previous season.
A home game against the Sacramento Kings in the 2006–07 season
Shawn Marion, considered a key component of the "7 seconds or less" offense, was traded in 2008 after being drafted by the team in 1999
Alvin Gentry coached the Suns to a Western Conference Finals appearance in 2010.
Devin Booker in 2016
The Phoenix Suns' current wordmark logo.
Charles Barkley won NBA MVP and led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.
Steve Nash with the Lakers in 2012

They compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division.

NBA 75th anniversary diamond

2021–22 NBA season

The 76th season of the National Basketball Association .

The 76th season of the National Basketball Association .

NBA 75th anniversary diamond

The division championships were named after Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton (Atlantic Division), Wayne Embry (Central Division), Earl Lloyd (Southeast Division), Willis Reed (Southwest Division), Sam Jones (Northwest Division), and Chuck Cooper (Pacific Division).

Portland Trail Blazers

American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon.

American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon.

Sidney Wicks, who played in four NBA All-Star Games while with the Trail Blazers, won the 1971–72 NBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 24.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game.
In his first season as the Trail Blazers head coach, Jack Ramsay led the team to their first playoff berth and eventually the championship. Bill Walton was the NBA Finals MVP.
Clyde Drexler played in Portland from 1983 to 1995.
After being drafted by the Trail Blazers several years prior, Arvydas Sabonis made his NBA debut during the 1995–96 season.
Brandon Roy was chosen as the NBA Rookie of the Year after the 2006–07 season.
LaMarcus Aldridge played the first nine years of his pro career in Portland.
Damian Lillard is a six-time NBA All-Star (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) and was the unanimous choice for the NBA Rookie of the Year following the 2012–13 season.
CJ McCollum, drafted 10th overall in 2013, formed a formidable back-court duo with Lillard.
Microsoft co-founder and Vulcan Inc. chairman Paul Allen owned the Trail Blazers from 1988 until his death in 2018.
The team's headquarters and practice facility are in Tualatin, Oregon.

The Pacific Division of the NBA was dominated by the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the decade, and only the Lakers and the Houston Rockets represented the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.

Sacramento Kings

American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California.

American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California.

The logo of the Rochester Royals
Red Holzman
Logo used in Cincinnati
Robertson averaged over 30 points per game in six seasons and won six NBA assist titles while with the Royals.
Nate Archibald led the NBA with 34.0 points and 11.4 assists per game in the 1972–73 season.
The Sacramento Kings in 2005
Kevin Martin shoots a free throw at a Kings home game.
Tyreke Evans won the 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year award.

The Kings compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Western Conference Pacific Division.

Seattle SuperSonics

American professional basketball team based in Seattle.

American professional basketball team based in Seattle.

Tom Meschery, Bob Rule (SuperSonics) and Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers) in 1967
Lenny Wilkens in 1968
Jack Sikma in 1978
In 1980, the Seattle SuperSonics' total attendance exceeded that of all other sports or shows held in the Kingdome.
George Karl served as Seattle's head coach from 1992 to 1998.
Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star with the SuperSonics during the 1997–98 season.
Kevin Durant (pictured in 2014), who was drafted by the SuperSonics in 2007
Over most of the franchise's history, Seattle played its home games at KeyArena.
Squatch wearing the Sonics' home uniform in 2005

The SuperSonics competed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific and Northwest divisions from 1967 until 2008.

Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014

Kobe Bryant

American professional basketball player.

American professional basketball player.

Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014
Bryant's retired No. 33 jersey and banner at the Lower Merion High School gym
Bryant taking a shot in 1999
Bryant at the free-throw line, 2005
Bryant driving towards the basket
Bryant's Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics in six games during the 2008 NBA Finals.
Derek Fisher and Bryant with President Barack Obama during the White House visit honoring the Lakers' 2009 championship
Bryant shoots a left-handed floater over future teammate Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic on January 18, 2010.
Bryant and fellow Lakers meet with President Barack Obama in honor of the 2010 championship.
Bryant wearing a mask in 2012 after suffering a broken nose
Bryant dunking against the Milwaukee Bucks, 2013
Bryant shooting against Marcin Gortat of the Washington Wizards, 2014
Bryant playing against Gary Neal of the Washington Wizards after announcing his forthcoming retirement, 2015
Bryant, in his final Cleveland game, defending LeBron James
Bryant avoiding a collision in a game against China at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Bryant shoots a fadeaway over Shane Battier in 2009.
Bryant handling the ball in 2014, when he became the first NBA player with over 30,000 points and 6,000 assists
Bryant at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2007
Bryant at a Nike store launch ceremony in Taipei, 2007
Bryant with U.S. President George W. Bush, Jason Kidd, and Deron Williams at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China
Fans gathered in front of Staples Center on the day of Bryant's death

The Lakers won 58 games that year and finished second in the Pacific Division behind in-state rival Sacramento Kings.

Chamberlain with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1959

Wilt Chamberlain

American professional basketball player who played as a center.

American professional basketball player who played as a center.

Chamberlain with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1959
Chamberlain grabbing a rebound during a 1960 game against the New York Knicks
Chamberlain in 1962
Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond of the San Francisco Warriors competing for a rebound in 1966
Chamberlain in 1967
Chamberlain playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1969 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics
Elmore Smith and Chamberlain fighting for a rebound in 1971
Chamberlain with the Lakers in 1972
Chamberlain statue in South Philadelphia
Chamberlain historical marker outside of Philadelphia's Overbrook High School
Chamberlain being defended by the Celtics' Bill Russell in 1966
Chamberlain doing the twist with two dancers at Smalls Paradise in Harlem, New York

Chamberlain averaged 20.7 points, 18.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists, once again led the NBA in rebounding, and the Lakers won the Pacific Division title.