The club appears to have won titles in 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010, identically to the real life Los Angeles Lakers' 16 championships won in those years.
The team is directly based on the NBA team Los Angeles Lakers, due to the purple and gold coloring and the fact that the Panic have won 16 championships as well as in identical years to the Lakers.
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- The Los Santos Panic is the only professional sports team (excluding college teams like the U.C.L.S. Bookworms) in GTA V to have its venue be part of the actual open-world map, the Maze Bank Arena.
- The name may also be a reference to the many infamous and panic-triggering riots that occurred whenever the Lakers have won consecutive NBA championships, most recently in 2010.