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
4,631 1,773
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
4,162 1,199
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

3
3,580 782
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
3,105 734
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,784 594
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,422 436
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,699 495
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,655 468
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,001 482
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,160 674
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
728 415
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
690 422
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
706 321
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
747 456
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
610 316
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

16
526 289
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

17
549 401
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
458 302
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
457 242
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
435 316
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

21
433 226
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

22
557 556
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

23
387 339
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Center

24
359 277
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

25
390 263
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

26
247 62
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

27
328 219
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

28
306 412
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

29
204 333
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

30
230 277
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Point guard

31
361 844
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

32
199 88
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Power forward, Center

33
272 144
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Power forward

34
242 161
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

35
352 228
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

36
288 360
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added Point guard

37
225 114
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

38
222 144
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

39
294 465
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Shooting guard, Small forward

40
194 99
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Point guard

41
141 90
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Small forward

42
164 248
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Forward

43
157 103
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

44
167 121
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Guard

45
146 84
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

46
147 177
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Small forward

47
123 77
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Shooting Guard

48
131 139
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Center

49
148 51
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center, Forward-center

50
98 145
Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Center