Top Ten Lakers You Can’t Believe Were Lakers

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Sometimes you see a player in a particular team’s jersey and it just doesn’t look right. Photos of Shaquille O’Neal in Boston Celtic green or Hakeem Olajuwon in the early pinstripe version of the Toronto Raptor jersey look like they were photo shopped.


The Lakers have had their share of players on their roster over the years that were fixtures on other teams; many of which were bitter rivals of the Lakers who were involved in intense battles either before or after their time with the Lakers. These players are apart of Lakers history but when looking back at them don the purple and gold, it simply looks bizarre. We take a look back at the top ten Lakers that we can’t believe were Lakers:

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  • savi

    too soon, ……………. let some years pass, then you can write on Dwight being a Laker for a year

    • Fern Rea

      You’re probably right.

      Dwight in a Lakers jersey is still very vivid in our minds. I was doing more projecting in Dwight’s case. One day we will remember him for his days with the Magic and Rockets and forget that he was ever a Laker. Oh how I look forward to that day.

      Thanks for reading and your insight.