NBA The Greatest Lakers of All Time  

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List Rules NBA players who have played for the LA Lakers or Minneapolis Lakers..

Check out this list of the greatest Lakers of all time, ranked by fans like you. The list includes players from both the LA Lakers and the Minneapolis Lakers. These are some of the best basketball players in the NBA since the Lakers were first established as a club in 1947. Vote for those players you believe to be the best Lakers to move them up the list. If you don't see your favorites, add them to the bottom - or better yet, rerank them to create a personalized list of your own.

Think Magic Johnson is better than Kobe Bryant? Is Shaq one of the Lakers' greatest players? Maybe this list of the best Lakers' players of all time will help us finally make a definitive decision. Whether you've been a fan of the team your whole life, or just enjoy watching top players compete against other super stars, you've probably got some sort of opinion on these famous Lakers players. Vote and make your voice heard!

list ordered by

1
4,108 1,544
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
3,667 1,040
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

3
2,773 630
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
2,507 509
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
3,167 676
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,169 387
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Jerry West Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,525 430
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Elgin Baylor Small forward

8
1,495 407
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
James Worthy Small forward

9
920 417
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
George Mikan Center

10
1,040 593
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

11
656 364
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
625 369
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Byron Scott Shooting guard

13
641 286
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Michael Cooper Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
671 415
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Derek Fisher Point guard

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15
549 281
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

16
469 264
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added A. C. Green Power forward, Center

17
484 351
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

18
408 215
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

19
398 273
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Jamaal Wilkes Shooting guard, Small forward

20
370 274
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Metta World Peace Small forward

21
491 473
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Steve Nash Point guard

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Point Guards of All Time

22
379 202
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

23
317 243
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kurt Rambis Power forward

24
345 230
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Rick Fox Small forward

25
336 312
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Vlade Divac Center

26
291 197
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

27
271 369
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Center

28
187 305
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Vern Mikkelsen Small forward, Power forward

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Small Forwards of All Time

29
335 755
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

30
205 253
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Norm Nixon Point guard

31
261 302
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
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32
309 191
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward - Power Forward

33
225 114
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Karl Malone Power forward

34
161 71
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Horace Grant Power forward, Center

35
203 149
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

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36
268 413
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Nick Young Shooting guard, Small forward

37
184 123
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Julius Randle Power forward

38
160 77
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Gary Payton Point guard

39
175 98
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram

40
112 77
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

41
141 229
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Happy Hairston Forward

42
144 95
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Jordan Clarkson Guard

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43
127 85
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

44
119 69
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

45
105 54
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lou Williams Shooting Guard

46
127 159
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

47
111 118
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Elden Campbell Center

48
81 128
Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Rudy LaRusso Center

49
85 119
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

50
113 35
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Phil Jackson Center, Forward-center