27. Lakers Trade for Kareem

Date: 6/16/1975

Kareem Abdul Jabbar was a scoring and rebounding force, a three time MVP and an NBA champion. But most importantly in 1975, he was a man looking for a change of scenery. Despite his success alongside Oscar Roberston in Milwaukee, Kareem desired a locale that fit his cultural needs and requested a trade. Los Angeles welcomed him with open arms and Jabbar breathed new life into the franchise.