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
4,495 1,713
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
4,025 1,155
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

3
3,469 749
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
2,708 571
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,999 710
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,350 424
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Jerry West Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,656 480
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Elgin Baylor Small forward

8
1,617 450
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
James Worthy Small forward

9
973 462
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
George Mikan Center

10
1,131 642
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

11
707 398
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
673 400
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Byron Scott Shooting guard

13
690 307
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
726 441
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Derek Fisher Point guard

15
596 303
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
510 279
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
535 383
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

18
445 291
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
446 235
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

20
417 304
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
543 528
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Steve Nash Point guard

22
421 215
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

23
349 267
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kurt Rambis Power forward

24
378 250
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Rick Fox Small forward

25
370 331
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Vlade Divac Center

26
322 211
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

27
294 396
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Center

28
164 47
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
198 327
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Vern Mikkelsen Small forward, Power forward

30
353 818
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

31
221 274
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Norm Nixon Point guard

32
191 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
257 136
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Karl Malone Power forward

34
231 159
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

35
338 222
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
280 348
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
285 450
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Nick Young Shooting guard, Small forward

38
213 138
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Julius Randle Power forward

39
208 112
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

40
182 97
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Gary Payton Point guard

41
160 245
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Happy Hairston Forward

42
132 89
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
150 100
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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162 116
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Jordan Clarkson Guard

45
141 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
145 173
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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118 73
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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128 135
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Elden Campbell Center

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95 142
Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Rudy LaRusso Center

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140 50
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Phil Jackson Center, Forward-center