5 Greatest Lakers of All Time

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Nov. 7 , 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers former coach Pat Riley, left, and former Los Angeles Lakers player Jerry West talk before the start of the press conference held by the Magic Johnson foundation at the Staples Center. 20 years to the date Irvin “Magic” Johnson (not pictured) announced his HIV status and retirement from the NBA. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

3. JERRY WEST

Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA Champion

NBA Finals MVP

14x NBA All-Star

“Mr Clutch” embodied the spirit of everything it means to be a Laker, and still does to this day.

He is still the only player in NBA history to ever be awarded the Finals MVP despite being on the losing team and is still considered one of the purest shooters the league has ever seen.

In Lakers’ postseason history, West ranks 2nd in points (4,457), 6th in games played (153) and 3rd in assists (973) all time.

He went on to coach the Lakers for three years (1976-79′) and later won Executive of the Year with the Lakers in 1995.

His silhouette remains a part of NBA logo to this day.

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  • Fern Rea

    Think I agree completely. I say think because its hard when I didnt see West play or Kareem outside of his latter years. But Kobe #1 and Magic #2, definitely.

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