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1998-99 Season

Record: 31-19, second place in Pacific Division

It may have been a lockout-shortened season, but that didn't stop it from being an action packed one for the Lakers. It was their final season at the Forum before moving to Staples Center, and the Lakers made three significant moves during the season. On Feb. 23, they signed the controversial Dennis Rodman. The man with the multi-colored hair lasted about six weeks before he was waived on April 15.

On Feb. 24, the team fired Del Harris as coach and replaced him with Kurt Rambis.

And on March 10, the Lakers traded Eddie Jones and Elden Campbell to Charlotte for Glen Rice, J.R. Reid and B.J. Armstrong, who was subsequently waived before ever playing for the team.

Playoffs: The Lakers advanced to the conference semifinals, where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs, who went on to win the NBA title.

Playoff Results


Western Conference first round


  • at Lakers 101, Houston 100

  • at Lakers 110, Houston 98

  • at Houston 102, Lakers 88

  • Lakers 98, at Houston 88



Western Conference semifinals


  • at San Antonio 87, Lakers 81

  • at San Antonio 79, Lakers 76

  • San Antonio 103, at Lakers 91

  • San Antonio 118, at Lakers 107



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