The Los Angeles Stars are a defunct professional basketball team that played in the American Basketball Association in it's inaugural season (2000-2001). The franchise was based in Los Angeles, California.
The Stars played their games at the Great Western Forum.
- Owner(s) - American Basketball Association
- Head Coach(es) - Paul Westhead
- Assistant Coach(es) - None
The Los Angeles Stars were created as on of the ABA's charter franchises in the 2000-2001 season. The Stars played for that season only, folding afterwards.
The Stars were definitely the ABA's attempt to gain popularity, as the Stars were the league's first attempt at reviving an old ABA franchise (the Stars had played in the original ABA until 1970, when the franchise moved to Utah).
The Stars even used their "territorial picks" in the first ABA draft (see 2000-2001 ABA Season) to draft college players from UCLA and played at the Forum (short for Great Western Forum), former home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.
The team, however, was short-lived and folded after it's first season.
In their first - and only - season, the Los Angeles Stars went 28-13 and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Kansas City Knights.