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? Though he's nearing the end of his career, will Lebron James go down as one of the greatest Lakers after signing in July 2018? 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!

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1
4,739 1,828
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
2,848 644
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

3
4,278 1,218
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

4
3,674 793
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
3,165 763
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,473 446
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,731 507
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,678 480
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,014 493
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,179 695
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
740 423
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
700 431
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
716 329
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
763 468
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
620 326
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

16
536 295
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

17
565 414
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
470 306
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
464 251
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
577 574
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

21
446 329
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

22
444 237
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

23
396 350
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Center

24
318 84
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

25
365 286
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

26
401 274
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

27
318 422
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

28
339 225
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

29
375 867
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

30
209 338
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

31
112 18
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
1525626729472 added Power forward

32
241 280
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Point guard

33
204 96
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Power forward, Center

34
282 153
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Power forward

35
247 168
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

36
360 237
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

37
239 118
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

38
291 376
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added Point guard

39
227 152
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

40
298 477
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Shooting guard, Small forward

41
199 103
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Point guard

42
147 94
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Small forward

43
171 253
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Forward

44
164 107
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

45
151 87
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

46
172 128
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Guard

47
151 182
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Small forward

48
125 82
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Shooting Guard

49
135 144
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Center

50
154 52
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center, Forward-center