Best Athletes 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!

list ordered by

1
5,588 2,218
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
5,158 1,370
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

3
4,402 904
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
3,799 875
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
3,321 795
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,900 532
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
2,021 621
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,962 583
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,191 618
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,408 866
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
884 533
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
842 548
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
835 423
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
893 572
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
734 421
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

16
634 384
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

17
683 541
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
585 390
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
574 347
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
831 252
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

21
725 714
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

22
558 429
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

23
535 301
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

24
494 324
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

25
472 419
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Center