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...

Kobe is the greatest of all time period change my mind off the 81 points in a single game coming back from losing.

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.

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

Kobe Bryant is fifth on the all time list and magic johnson is second...WAIT WHAT!

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.

Bryant first? No way...
JABBAR or JOHNSON SHOULD BE ON THE TOP.

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

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.

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.

No way Wilt should be #5.
#1 would be more fitting but at least top 3, damn

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!

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 - 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

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 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.

10 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.

He is the GOAT

Should be no1

Widely considered the 3rd best player in the NBA. - ProCrate1

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

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 - hiphopgod

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

Should be ahead of LeBron. - RobertWisdom

I guess he was more dominant than Lamar Odom.

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

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 A.C. Green
15 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

16 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

17 Dwight Howard Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.

Nope - RobertWisdom

One of the best centers to play the game

WAS GOOD BUT STILL A BIG BABY

18 Gail Goodrich
19 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?

20 Steve Nash Stephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

Nope - RobertWisdom

Go nash

BEEN MOST CONSISTENT PLAYER FOR IS SINCE HE CAME

21 Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
22 Kurt Rambis

The rumor was that he could not feel pain.

How is this legend not number 1 on the list!?! This guy won played 9 years with the Lakers and won 4 championships in that time! Not to mention he coached the team for 10 years!

A true god to the game of basketball. Changed the game. Do I need to say more?

The most underrated player ever in the NBA by far

23 Lonzo Ball

Averaging a double double as a rookie! Definitely one of the best rookies for the Lakers. Kobe did not average a double double in his rookie year but Lonzo Ball can. Anyway he could be the one to get the Lakers franchise back on top.

Lonzo Ball vs Brian Scalabrine, book it Bischoff - hiphopgod

24 Robert Horry

So clutch he absolutely needs to be in the top 10.

Robert Horry was the most humble player the Laker orginization had ever seen. The man did his job and went on with his day and most of the time he was coming off the bench! I grew up watchin Robert play and seen plenty of game changing plays and buzzer beaters he made to win games. He will definitely go down in my mind as one of the greatest Lakers of all time!

He went to Alabama

25 Jamaal Wilkes

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

26 Nick 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

27 Lamar Odom

Should be ahead of LeBron. - RobertWisdom

28 Jeremy Lin Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.
29 Norm Nixon
30 John Wall Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
31 Vlade Divac

Vlade Divac is probably in top 20 international players of all time

How is vlade behind Jeremy Lin

32 Eddie Jones
33 Jordan Clarkson Jordan Taylor Clarkson is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
34 Robert Sacre
35 Bob McAdoo

One of the best and greatly under rated.

36 Metta World Peace
37 Larry Nance
38 Channing Frye
39 Josh Hart
40 JaVale McGee JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
41 Michael Beasley

Greatest ever, period.

42 Gary Payton Gary Dwayne Payton Sr. is an American retired professional basketball player. He started at the point guard position. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics, and holds Seattle franchise records in points, assists, and steals.
43 Kwame Brown

Goat

GOAT him and kobe best laker duo ever outscore the mavs in 3 quarters they combined for 63

He has hella swag

Kwame Brown is the best Laker and the best basketball player ever lived. 'enough said. End of discussion

44 Sam Perkins
45 Andrew Bynum Andrew Bynum is an American former professional basketball player. He played the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Should be ahead of LeBron. - RobertWisdom

ONLY TIME WHEN HE WAS GOOD

46 Jim Pollard

Great player was a great 4 and the ying to mikans yang

47 D'angelo Russell D'Angelo Danté Russell is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball League.

Gonna be one of the greats

Ice in my VEINS

48 Sasha Vujacic
49 Brook Lopez Brook Robert Lopez is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
50 Brandon Ingram Brandon Xavier Ingram is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
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