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Another Lakers star hatched out of UCLA, Goodrich thrived with the ball in his hands and led the team in scoring four times. He ranks eighth alltime on the Lakers' career scoring list (13,044).
Acquired in a trade for Vlade Divac during the 1996 draft, the high school phenom wanted to be a superstar from the start but first had to share the limelight with Shaquille O'Neal. Together the dynamic duo pulled off L.A.'s three-peat. Bryant won his fourth title sans Shaq and currently ranks third on L.A.'s career scoring list (23,820).
EARVIN (MAGIC) JOHNSON
Magic's enthusiasm made him beloved by Lakers fans. As a rookie he celebrated a season-opening victory by jumping into the arms of a stunned Abdul-Jabbar. Johnson's Lakers won it all five times and renewed a rivalry with Boston that transformed the NBA.
When the NCAA outlawed dunking in his honor, Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) perfected the skyhook, which he then used to become the NBA's greatest scorer. The man behind the goggles regularly kept to himself, which prevented him from getting proper recognition throughout his career. Among all the great Lakers centers, the Captain rightfully belongs on top.
Though Mikan only played for the Minneapolis Lakers, the list would be incomplete without him. With an ambidextrous jumper, Big George was so dominant that the NBA widened the lane to limit his production.