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
4,860 1,913
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
4,428 1,233
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

3
3,804 817
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
3,270 778
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,924 706
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,546 469
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,782 539
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,728 505
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,040 524
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,209 738
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
763 447
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
725 454
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
736 348
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
782 491
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
640 343
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

16
553 310
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

17
578 445
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
486 323
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
480 271
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
466 356
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

21
601 611
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

22
422 98
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

23
458 250
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

24
415 282
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

25
375 299
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

26
404 367
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Center

27
331 435
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

28
348 234
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

29
384 893
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

30
251 286
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Point guard

31
133 29
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
1525626729472 added Power forward

32
212 346
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

33
259 171
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

34
217 101
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Power forward, Center

35
296 165
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Power forward

36
375 248
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

37
254 125
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

38
299 391
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added Point guard

39
234 164
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

40
308 491
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Shooting guard, Small forward

41
209 110
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Point guard

42
158 100
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Small forward

43
176 261
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Forward

44
172 116
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

45
157 91
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

46
180 136
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Guard

47
156 188
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Small forward

48
133 87
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Shooting Guard

49
93 51
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

50
141 147
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Center