Los Angeles Lakers: 50 Greatest Players in Lakers History (Updated 2023)

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Rick Fox. Credit: Otto Greule/Allsport.
Rick Fox. Credit: Otto Greule/Allsport. /

Greatest Lakers of all time: 35- Rick Fox

  • 7 seasons, 486 games, 3 titles
  • 8.7 PPG
  • 2.9 APG

Foxy’s contributions to the Lakers far exceeded his fairly modest statistics. Although he was known for his good looks, he was also somewhat paradoxically a scrappy, hard-nosed defender who did whatever dirty work the team needed.

He was consistent and durable, playing in all 82 games 4 times in 7 seasons, and in 77 games another year. Fox was also one of the team’s best 3-point shooters.

Somewhat surprisingly, he averaged double figures in points only once. That occurred during his initial year with the club when he started all 82 games and also established his Laker highs in minutes played, shooting percentage and steals. He ranks 31st in career points.

Although he never again matched those stats, he was still a major contributor to the Lakers “three-peat” title run from 2000-02. The first year he backed up Glen Rice, then he started at small forward the next two championship seasons.