Top 5 Lakers of all time

Who are the Greatest Top 5 Los Angeles Lakers of all time?

Who are the Greatest Top 5 Los Angeles Lakers of all time?

Kobe Bryant


Kobe Bryant’s Top 50 Dunks of his Career.

Although drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft, On July 1, 1996, Jerry West traded his starting center, Vlade Divac, to the Hornets in exchange for Bryant’s draft rights.

Kobe Bryant Career highlights
5× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009, 2010).
2× NBA Finals MVP (2009, 2010).
NBA Most Valuable Player (2008).
18× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2016).
4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011).
11× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013).
2× All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2001).
2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)
9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011).
3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001, 2002, 2012).
2× NBA scoring champion (2006, 2007).
NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1997).
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997).
Los Angeles Lakers all-time leading scorer.
Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1996).

Kobe Bryant is our number one in the Top 5 Lakers of all time.

Magic Johnson


Check out the Top 10 Assists from the Lakers Hall of Famer, Magic Johnson

Johnson was exceptional because he played point guard despite being 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), a size reserved normally for frontcourt players. Majic Johnson combined the size of a power forward, the one-on-one skills of a swingman, and the ball handling talent of a guard, making him one of the most dangerous triple-double threats of all time.

Magic Johnson Career highlights
5× NBA champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988).
3× NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987).
3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989, 1990).
12× NBA All-Star (1980, 1982–1992).
2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992).
9× All-NBA First Team (1983–1991).
All-NBA Second Team (1982).
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1980).
4× NBA assists leader (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987).
2× NBA steals leader (1981, 1982).
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1992).
NBA Playoffs all-time assists leader.
NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
No. 32 retired by Los Angeles Lakers.

Magic Johnson is our number 2 in the Top 5 Lakers of all time.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar top 10 career plays from 20 years amazing career

He’s one of the most under-rated players in history – even at #3. People don’t quite know how great he was over his extensive 20-year career. Although Kareem played with the Milwaukee Bucks from 1969 to 1975, he is best known for his years with the Los Angeles Lakers 1975 -1989.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Career highlights
6× NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
2× NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985)
6× NBA Most Valuable Player (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
19× NBA All-Star (1970–1977, 1979–1989)
10× All-NBA First Team (1971–1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986)
5× All-NBA Second Team (1970, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985)
5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974, 1975, 1979–1981)
6× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970, 1971, 1976–1978, 1984)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1970)
2× NBA scoring champion (1971, 1972)
4× NBA blocks leader (1975, 1976, 1979, 1980)
NBA rebounding champion (1976)
Milwaukee Bucks all-time leading scorer
NBA all-time leading scorer
No. 33 retired by Milwaukee Bucks
No. 33 retired by Los Angeles Lakers
NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is our number three in the Top 5 Lakers of all time.

Wilt Chamberlain


The Ultimate Wilt Chamberlain Highlights

Wilt Chamberlain stood 7’1 275 pounds and was selected by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1959 NBA Draft. He played for the Harlem Globetrotters (1958 – 1959), Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors (1959 – 1965), Philadelphia 76ers (1965 – 1968), Los Angeles Lakers (1968 – 1973).

During one NBA season Wilt Chamberlain one season averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds – per game.

Wilt Chamberlain Career highlights
2× NBA champion (1967, 1972).
NBA Finals MVP (1972).
4× NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966–1968).
13× NBA All-Star (1960–1969, 1971–1973).
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960).
7× All-NBA First Team (1960–1962, 1964, 1966–1968).
3× All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1965, 1972).
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972, 1973).
NBA Rookie of the Year (1960).
7× NBA scoring champion (1960–1966).
11× NBA rebounds leader (1960–1963, 1966–1969, 1971–1973).
9× NBA field goal percentage leader.
NBA assists leader (1968).
NBA all-time rebounds leader.
Golden State Warriors all-time leading scorer.
No. 13 retired by Golden State Warriors.
No. 13 retired by Philadelphia 76ers.
No. 13 retired by Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA 35th Anniversary Team.
NBA 50th Anniversary Team.

Wilt Chamberlain is our number four in the Top 5 Lakers of all time.

Shaquille O’Neil


Shaquille O’Neal Top 10 Plays of Career.

Shaquille O’Neil was selected first by the Orlando Magic in the 1992 NBA Draft. The 7 ft 1 in 325 pound Center played with Magic from 1992 – 1996.

Shaq became a free agent at the end of the 1996 season and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for seven years 121 million dollars. O’Neil played with the Lakers from 1996 – 2004 and won three consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002.

Shaq went on to play for the Miami Heat (2004 – 2008), Phoenix Suns (2008 – 2009), Cleveland Cavaliers (2009 – 2010) and Boston Celtics (2010 – 2011)

He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998. He ranks 5th all-time in points scored 6th in field goals, 12th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks

Shaquille O’Neil Career highlights.
4× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2006).
3× NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002).
NBA Most Valuable Player (2000).
15× NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009).
3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009).
8× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006).
2× All-NBA Second Team (1995, 1999).
4× All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 2009).
3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2001, 2003).
NBA Rookie of the Year (1993).
2× NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000).
NBA 50th Anniversary Team.
No. 34 retired by Los Angeles Lakers.

Shaquille O’Neil is our number five Top 5 Lakers of all time.

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