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
4,747 1,836
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
2,854 651
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

3
4,291 1,219
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

4
3,683 794
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
3,173 764
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,478 449
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,733 511
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,681 483
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,016 497
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,180 701
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
740 427
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
703 433
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
718 331
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
764 472
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
623 329
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

16
537 298
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

17
566 419
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
470 310
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
465 254
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
449 332
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

21
579 580
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

22
329 85
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

23
446 240
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

24
397 351
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Center

25
367 287
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

26
404 274
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

27
319 424
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

28
340 226
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

29
375 871
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

30
209 339
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

31
114 20
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
1525626729472 added Power forward

32
241 281
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Point guard

33
205 97
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Power forward, Center

34
249 168
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

35
282 155
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Power forward

36
361 238
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

37
241 119
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

38
291 379
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added Point guard

39
227 154
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

40
299 479
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Shooting guard, Small forward

41
199 105
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Point guard

42
149 94
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Small forward

43
171 255
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Forward

44
165 108
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

45
152 88
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

46
172 130
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Guard

47
153 182
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Small forward

48
125 84
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Shooting Guard

49
137 144
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Center

50
156 52
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center, Forward-center