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!

list ordered by

1
5,025 1,996
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
4,612 1,257
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

3
3,939 843
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
3,393 806
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
3,017 733
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,639 488
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,843 562
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,786 526
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,080 546
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,258 771
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
790 472
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
756 476
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
761 366
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
809 513
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
660 364
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

16
572 332
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

17
601 477
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
514 341
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
504 293
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
558 121
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

21
486 375
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

22
625 643
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

23
478 266
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

24
433 295
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

25
385 313
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

26
348 450
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

27
419 383
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Center

28
360 248
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

29
165 36
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
1103402 added Power forward

30
261 296
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Point guard

31
393 933
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

32
219 353
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

33
273 178
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

34
224 109
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Power forward, Center

35
310 177
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Power forward

36
392 259
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

37
272 135
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

38
248 173
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

39
307 416
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added Point guard

40
226 120
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Point guard

41
167 110
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Small forward

42
317 511
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Shooting guard, Small forward

43
184 266
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Forward

44
181 124
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

45
168 95
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

46
186 146
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Guard

47
164 194
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Small forward

48
143 96
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Shooting Guard

49
147 153
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Center

50
99 60
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center