Originally Posted by monkeypox
It's just another lesson on why people should be sure they know what they're talking about before they off calling other people retarded.
If you guys are really that sure about the origin of the name of a team that you don't even follow, how about an account bet? You e-mail Jeanie Buss: firstname.lastname@example.org
ask her what the origin of the name is. If you're wrong, delete your account.
And the bottom line is that Los Angeles is connected to more water than the entire state of Minnesota, and the port of LA is the 13th largest port in the world (i.e. there are more cargo ships or "lakers" here in LA than pretty much anywhere else). The Lakers name in LA is a match made in heaven. It makes perfect sense any way you look at it.