Best Los Angeles Lakers Players

The Top Ten

1 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. ...read more.

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...

5 time nba champ 2 finals mvp MVP 12 nba all star appearances 2 time scoring champ 8 time nba all first team 2 time all second and third team each 8 time all defensive first team 2 time all defensive 2nd team nba all rookie second team 3 time all star mvp 1997 dunk contst winner and last but not least naimsmith prep player of the year

2 Magic Johnson Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.

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Why is magic second he got 23 assist in a nba playoff game and I am not trying to be a hater but kobe is a bit of a ball hog and when kobe was in the finals a lot of the time he tries to take over the game but kobe did get 81 points in a game but then again he once I think shot about 30% field goal percentage but both players are great players I respect magic and I respect kobe both great players

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.

3 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

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.

His sky hook was unstoppable. I think he is the greatest center of all time and I am a Celtics fan.

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

4 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.

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

Shaq is definitely the best player on the Lakers. Better than all of them.

5 Wilt Chamberlain Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . ...read more.

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

6 Jerry West Jerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

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

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.

Sorry but all I have to say is, one he won MVP for the finals on the losing team, and brought his single all-star team to 9 championships against an OP Celtics team, PERIOD. Other than his playing what he did when he was a GM is one of the greatest moves of all-time. Bringing Shaq and Kobe for 3 rings and winning 1 of his own he brought 25% of the Lakers rings to LA. Just look at the NBA logo. GREATEST ALL-TIME LAKER & PLAYER

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!

7 Elgin 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.

He did it all.

West

8 James 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.

Awesome player

James Worthy third member of the Showtime era

Baylor

9 LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

What has he accomplished on The Lakers? I'll wait...

He should be where kobe is

He should be No. 1 not only lakers but of all TIME

He should be the goat like totes!

10 Derek Fisher

Greatest player ever and not acknowledged.

Fisher is a amaze an at garden

My favorite player of all time. Widely under appreciated and under valued. Best cluch of all time.

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

The Contenders

11 George Mikan George Lawrence Mikan Jr., nicknamed Mr. Basketball, was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League and the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBL, the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball Association.

George Mikan utterly changed the way "big men" played the Center position. Top 5, for sure. Rating Mikan as #11 is a result of people thinking in the short term. My top 5: Magic, Kareem, Jerry West, Kobe, George Mikan.

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.

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 the first NBA star. He is one of the pioneers of the NBA, and was the most dominant player anybody from that era had seen

12 Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

One of the most dominant big man to ever play with the lakers.

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

I guess he was more dominant than Lamar Odom.

Should be ahead of LeBron.

13 Byron Scott

People forget that Byron Scott was the leading scorer for the Lakers the 1987-88 championship season. He averaged 21 points a game - that was more than Magic, Worthy or Kareem!

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.

Gasol

14 Danny Green Daniel Richard Green Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
15 A.C. Green
16 Alex Caruso
17 Dwight Howard Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.

One of the best centers to play the game

WAS GOOD BUT STILL A BIG BABY

Nope

18 Nick Young Nicholas Aaron "Nick" Young is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

He should be in the top 5

He's so conferent he's going to make every shot he just turns around and celebrates

Nick young has had manyyy highlits he deserves to be in the top 5

19 Anthony Davis Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.

He will be a god in LA

20 Karl Malone Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The MailMan", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton.

He stunk as a laker

He was so bad as a laker muggsy bogues could have trashed he's ass in 1v1 but a beast as a jazz

21 DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
22 Gail Goodrich
23 Michael Cooper

Much like Magic, the Showtime Lakers don't win without Coop. Number 16? Behind Steve Nash? No way! A threat and a team player on both sides of the ball. A three position spark plug. Larry Bird once stated when he worked out in the summer he thought of Michael Cooper. enough SAID!

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO PUT THIS MAN HIGHER THAN HE IS

Behind Nash as a Laker?
Behind Malone as a Laker?
Those two did exactly what for/as Lakers?

24 Rajon Rondo Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
25 Steve Nash Stephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

Nope

Go nash

BEEN MOST CONSISTENT PLAYER FOR IS SINCE HE CAME

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