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
4,767 1,278
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

2
5,156 2,060
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

3
4,058 857
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
3,499 824
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
3,097 742
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,712 496
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,890 572
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,832 533
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,108 555
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,298 791
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
817 479
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
781 487
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
785 376
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
827 528
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
590 340
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

16
678 374
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

17
617 491
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
529 352
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
523 304
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
627 148
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

21
499 387
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

22
643 663
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

23
492 270
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

24
449 297
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

25
396 318
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward