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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4,339 1,653
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
3,889 1,114
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

3
3,355 721
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
2,637 545
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,923 677
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,279 414
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Jerry West Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,568 437
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
James Worthy Small forward

8
1,602 467
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Elgin Baylor Small forward

9
949 447
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
George Mikan Center

10
1,098 626
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

11
682 386
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
651 388
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Byron Scott Shooting guard

13
665 300
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
702 429
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Derek Fisher Point guard

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577 291
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

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490 273
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
512 371
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

18
426 282
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
428 227
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

20
400 290
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Metta World Peace Small forward

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522 506
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Steve Nash Point guard

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Point Guards of All Time

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402 210
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

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333 257
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kurt Rambis Power forward

24
364 241
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Rick Fox Small forward

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353 322
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Vlade Divac Center

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284 380
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Center

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305 206
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

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190 318
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Vern Mikkelsen Small forward, Power forward

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Small Forwards of All Time

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346 792
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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213 264
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Norm Nixon Point guard

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179 78
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Horace Grant Power forward, Center

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246 127
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Karl Malone Power forward

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327 208
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

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220 153
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

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270 333
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added D'Angelo Russell Point guard

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277 435
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Nick Young Shooting guard, Small forward

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202 130
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Julius Randle Power forward

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194 104
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

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173 87
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Gary Payton Point guard

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123 84
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

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149 238
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Happy Hairston Forward

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137 94
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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154 110
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Jordan Clarkson Guard

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133 74
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

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135 164
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

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110 65
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lou Williams Shooting Guard

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120 125
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Elden Campbell Center

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87 133
Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Rudy LaRusso Center

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118 33
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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127 42
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Phil Jackson Center, Forward-center