Best Players in Lakers History

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1Kobe Bryant

kobe could shoot, dribble, shake/trick people and can dunk/lay up. so kobe is like the best basketball player in the NBA like michael jordan.

Not a ball hog. Period. He averages more assists than Durant, my goodness. 81-point game. Career high assists is 15 and had 14 twice. Youngest to 30,000. 12 threes made in a game. Highest score at the Rose Garden by an opponent and Madison Square Garden, two tough places to play at. Made two free throws off an Achilles injury. If someone asks you who's better Kobe or Jordan I hope you get your facts right.

Kobe is the best in nba compared to the other star player in nba. We can compared him to mj but kobe always been different...

DUde is that good. People say that Lebron is the best player in the league currently, but kobe is the best ever. He is 100% the best player I have seen in a long time.

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2Magic Johnson

Outside of being the All- star game MVP despite having HIV. Outside of his miracle shots. Having a triple-double at have time. Outside of getting those rebounds. Outside of making no-look passes. Outside of being one of the 50 Greatest. Outside of winning championships. Outside of being at least one of the 20 greatest. He was the greatest ever. Look at his accomplishments and comparing that to Michael. The only one to have the Finals MVP as a rookie. Don't see it? I hope you are understanding me, really.

Magic Johnson is the greatest Laker be far, Kobe is great no Magic Joshnson, this poll seen to favor younger votes who didn't witness the greatness of Magic Johnson.

13 years and 9 finals appearances. 3 MVP's in the Jordan and Bird Era. Never bounced in the first round. I love Kobe but Magic is the best Laker ever hands down!

Highly Overrated over Kareem. Kareem went to 10 Finals winning 6. I think Kareem should be ranked higher than Magic. Yeah Magic was the face of the Lakers, but Kareem was 1A and Magic was 1B during their years in my honest opinion.

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3Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Throughout KAJ's career not just with the Lakers he racked up the most All-Star selections, All-NBA selections, points, regular season MVP awards and double digit years with LA that can't be overlooked for two things that every body wants in a guy dominance pure pure dominance and that is Kareem for you, you never know what he pulls out of his pocket whether it is a break away dunk or a crisp clean sky hook. - logankulas

Kareem abdul Jabbar is not only the the #1 Laker, he is the #1 NBA player of all times. He has 6 MVP's, 6 championships. 5 with LA, and more points than any other Laker or player in the NBA. He always stayed in great shape. No real injuries that put him out of the season. Unlike Kobie or Magic. The "sky hook" was the single most unstoppable weapon in sports history.

Kareem is better than kobe bryant if you ask me because he was a legend because of his famous move the skyhook the problem with kobe is that he does not pass he always goes for it himself he is a selfish player also kareem is better than kobe but not better than magic

Most points, great rebounder, iconic skyhook, played for 20 years, in my opinion higher than kobe, and magic

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4Wilt Chamberlain

The big dipper is with out a doubt the best player in franchise history he defeated one of the greatest feat in NBA history he scored 100 points in just one game and he scored nearly as much as Michael Jordan even though his career was five years shorter and Wilt Chamberlain was the greatest player of all time has 4 MVP awards 31,000 career points and he only had a fourteen year career and recorded over 23,000 career rebounds and averaged 22.5 rebounds per game so you can't say he is fourth of all time

Rest in peace to him. He scored more 50 point games than MJ and he was more than a scorer. People thought he was a ball hog and than he said he going to lead this league in assists one year. He did. Shot blocker and he got rebounds for the teams he played for and was a part of the that 33-game win streak. Once again, rest in peace.

Could do things that most big men can't like pass well and handle the ball! He led the league in assist once! Also, dominated games like no one else!

The greatest Center of all time, highest scorer, scored the most points in a match, also a Harlem Globetrotter

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5Shaquille O'Neal

Shaq is totally better than Kobe Bryant. Bryant just touches the ball gets it in. He's only good at shooting. Well, SHAQ averages better than Kobe Bryant and he gets the most rebounds. Look at his body. He's 136kg and 216cm. Kobe doesn't have 2m

I love shaquille o'neal I want to come to mount vernon il so I can meet him and play basketball with him one on one with the great one

Most dominant and feared big man every to play in the NBA, plus his stats in LA don't lie 27 points per game and 12 boards for his career there

Shaquille O'neal is off the hook! He rocks

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6Jerry West

When you talk about commitment the number one person that would come to your mind is Jerry West even if you did not know it because he stuck with the Lakers (and the all star team) for his entire career and now he owns the Lakers and he brought together the greatest one-two punches since Scottie and Jordan and if you can't see a fourteen time all star as great then what is
- logankulas

I'm not even a Lakers fan and The Logo earned my respect. I want to see Kobe make a full-court shot in the last seconds of the FINALS! I want to see Kobe lead the league in assists and make it to the Finals 9 times. That's why Jerry West should be higher than Kobe. - bishop.moore07

His commitment as a player for the Lakers and making the All Star team for an amazing 14 years. Then as Laker coach and general manager. I would call that A lifetime career of Love and Dedication!

9 NBA FINALS. Because of this man you have a Laker Celtics rivalry and not Celtics vs who ever wins the west rivalry.

Should be top 3! It's a toss up for West and Kareem or Magic. Kobe is number 1 for sure.

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7Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor is the best from this list period. He made what the Los Angeles Lakers are today!

He scored 71 points in a game once the 2nd Lakers record in scoring. He also was a good defender and rebounder.

8James Worthy

He dunked like the statue of liberty. And, he was a Finals MVP and number one draft pick. The Lakers would not have 16 if they did not draft him.

James Worthy third member of the Showtime era

9Derek Fisher

3 pointer with. 2 left. Never fails the last couple of seconds. Great team player, great athlete. D fish is the best.

10George Mikan

George Mikan was one of the NBA's first big stars and the Lakers should be glad to have him as part of their history. George Mikan led the Lakers to four out of five championships.

He is another one that passed great and was a great post player. Rest in Peace he passed away about 13, 14 years ago. The first Lakers and NBA star.

The Original Lady's and Gentleman. I believe some respect is owed here!

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11Karl Malone

He stunk as a laker

12Byron Scott

I very much agree with you that byron is good but I think Kobe is my favorite I like Kobe a lot and I look up to him a lot!

Kobe's the best... but Byron is my favorite Laker of all time.

13Pau Gasol

As a matter of fact he only helped win 2 rings not 4

14A.C. Green
15Gail Goodrich
16Steve Nash
17Robert Horry
18Michael Cooper
19Nick Van Exel

The third most exciting Laker, after Magic and Kobe. Van Exel WAS the Lakers in the mid 90's. He had so many clutch shots, to include his game winning three at the buzzer in the last game at the Celtics old Boston Garden.

He can do anything and he has a lot of clutch

20Jamaal Wilkes

Wilkes was the best small forward for the lakers in his time there very underrated

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