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THE HISTORY: THE GREATEST LAKERS OF ALL TIME
Mitch Getz
June 25, 2009
BIG GEORGE, WILT, KAREEM AND SHAQ. ASSEMBLING THE LIST OF THE GREATEST LAKERS BEGINS BY FEEDING THE POST
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June 25, 2009

The History: The Greatest Lakers Of All Time

BIG GEORGE, WILT, KAREEM AND SHAQ. ASSEMBLING THE LIST OF THE GREATEST LAKERS BEGINS BY FEEDING THE POST

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KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
C
1975-89

Abdul-Jabbar, a six-time MVP (three with L.A.), perfected the skyhook and retired with the most points (38,387), blocked shots (3,189) and All-Star Game selections (19) in NBA history.

ELGIN BAYLOR
F
1958-72

This acrobatic shooter dazzled L.A. fans after the move from Minneapolis in 1960, averaging 34.8, 38.3, and 34.0 points in three straight seasons, beginning in 1960-61.

KOBE BRYANT
G
1996-present

A four-time NBA scoring champion, Bryant earned his only MVP award in 2008 and holds the franchise record for most points in a game (81).

EARVIN (MAGIC) JOHNSON
G
1979-91, 1995-96

The three-time MVP fueled Showtime with no-look passes and unparalleled leadership, amassing 138 triple doubles and winning five titles (1980, '82, '85, '87, '88).

JAMES WORTHY
F
1982-94

Big Game James was a seven-time All-Star and the 1988 Finals MVP who capped fast breaks with Statue of Liberty dunks and fancy finger rolls.

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