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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3,709 1,055
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

2
4,146 1,569
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

3
3,200 685
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
2,799 641
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,530 521
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,184 393
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Jerry West Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,535 437
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Elgin Baylor Small forward

8
1,505 414
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
James Worthy Small forward

9
927 420
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
George Mikan Center

10
1,045 598
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

11
661 367
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
629 372
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Byron Scott Shooting guard

13
645 288
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
673 418
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Derek Fisher Point guard

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552 284
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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472 268
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
488 355
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

18
410 220
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

19
401 277
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Jamaal Wilkes Shooting guard, Small forward

20
373 279
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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493 483
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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385 204
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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319 248
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kurt Rambis Power forward

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349 233
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Rick Fox Small forward

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338 315
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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293 201
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

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272 371
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Center

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187 308
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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337 762
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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207 256
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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262 308
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
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312 195
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward - Power Forward

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226 118
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Karl Malone Power forward

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164 73
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Horace Grant Power forward, Center

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207 151
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

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269 419
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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188 126
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Julius Randle Power forward

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162 80
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Gary Payton Point guard

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180 100
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram

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143 231
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Happy Hairston Forward

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114 80
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

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146 99
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Jordan Clarkson Guard

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130 88
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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122 71
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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106 57
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lou Williams Shooting Guard

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127 162
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

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112 120
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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82 130
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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86 121
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

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115 38
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Phil Jackson Center, Forward-center