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!

1
4,016 1,153
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

2
3,458 747
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

3
4,480 1,708
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

4
2,702 569
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,996 708
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,346 424
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Jerry West Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,613 450
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
James Worthy Small forward

8
1,653 480
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Elgin Baylor Small forward

9
972 460
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
George Mikan Center

10
1,128 641
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

11
705 397
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
670 399
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Byron Scott Shooting guard

13
687 307
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
723 440
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Derek Fisher Point guard

15
594 303
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
508 279
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
534 382
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

18
444 290
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Jamaal Wilkes Shooting guard, Small forward

19
445 234
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

20
417 302
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
542 525
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Steve Nash Point guard

22
420 215
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

23
347 265
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kurt Rambis Power forward

24
377 250
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Rick Fox Small forward

25
367 331
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Vlade Divac Center

26
321 211
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

27
294 394
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Center

28
160 46
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

29
197 326
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Vern Mikkelsen Small forward, Power forward

30
353 817
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

31
221 273
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Norm Nixon Point guard

32
190 82
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Horace Grant Power forward, Center

33
257 134
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Karl Malone Power forward

34
231 158
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

35
338 220
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

36
280 347
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added D'Angelo Russell Point guard

37
213 137
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Julius Randle Power forward

38
285 448
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Nick Young Shooting guard, Small forward

39
208 111
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

40
180 97
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Gary Payton Point guard

41
160 244
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Happy Hairston Forward

42
132 88
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

43
148 98
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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161 116
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Jordan Clarkson Guard

45
139 81
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

46
144 172
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

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117 72
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lou Williams Shooting Guard

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128 133
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Elden Campbell Center

49
94 141
Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Rudy LaRusso Center

50
139 48
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Phil Jackson Center, Forward-center