the lakers have been there 30 times and the celtics have been there 38 times
They have gone 30 times and won 15.Go Lakers
the lakers and celtics met in the NBA finals eleven times.
The Lakers went to the NBA Finals seven times in the 1980's.
5 times with Minneapolis Lakers and 9 times with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals 8 times.