Los Angeles Lakers: Top 10 duos in franchise history

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Ranking the most dynamic duos in the Los Angeles Lakers’ history, all the way up to arguably the greatest duo the NBA has ever seen.

After the way this offseason played out for the Los Angeles Lakers and around the league, the theme of this NBA season is undoubtedly the trend of great duos around the league.

With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George teaming up across the hall with the Clippers, Houston adding Russell Westbrook to his old running mate James Harden, and especially the Nets adding both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, which we likely will not see on the court together until next season.

However, the Lakers enter this season with arguably the best star tandem in the league by trading for Anthony Davis to go along with LeBron James. They even obtained DeMarcus Cousins in one of the most underrated moves of the offseason that will reunite one of the best big man duos we have seen in recent memory.

The combo of Boogie and the Brow is going to bring tons of new excitement to Staples Center next year. Even though it was one of the best duos in the league in 2017, it is still not good enough to crack the top ten on this list.

This top ten list is going to focus on the ten best dynamic duos in Lakers history. The Lakers easily have the deepest list of duos out of any franchise in the league and there are so many good tandems to choose from it was hard to narrow it down to the ten best and most memorable.

The entire history of the Los Angeles Lakers was taken into account for this article and since George Mikan was more of a one-man show at the franchises earliest years, the oldest duo on the list comes from the 1970s era of Lakers basketball.

The latest duo that was ranked comes from this year’s squad and has yet to even play a game together in the purple and gold because there is no way they could be left off the list.

Many factors were taken into consideration ranking these pairings, like whether they won a championship together, their average player efficiency rating combined, or how big an of an impact they had in win shares they had the year they are listed. All stats for this list were taken from www.basketball-reference.com.

From Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain, to Magic and Kareem, to Shaq and Kobe, and now to Davis and James, the Lakers have always been known for boasting the best duos in league history.

Click through the list to take a look at all the best Lakers duos ranked from 10 to one.