All-Time Los Angeles Lakers Roster
Nov 2, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Staples Center exterior and Chick Hearn statue before the NBA game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo via Newscom

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of, if not the most storied franchise in NBA history.

After moving from the snowy cold state of Minnesota, the Lakers franchise found a new home in sunny Southern California. The Lakers have spent 50+ seasons in Los Angeles, and have hoisted the NBA Championship trophy an astonishing 11 times.

The franchise has also showcased some of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball.  The all-time great Lakers are more than just franchise legends, they are considered the most celebrated players in NBA history.

The multiple jerseys hanging from the rafters in Staples Center hold special memories and have brought something extraordinary to the entire league. Ranking these players in order of greatness is like teaching a toddler to play tackle football.

It is nearly impossible, as hundreds of players are competing for the position. Nearly every decade featured legendary players who dazzled the crowd with their spectacular moves and unforgettable plays.

I will attempt to partake in a daring adventure of placing all the great Lakers into one roster.  And what is a talented team without a good coach? Just take a look at the Miami Heat and tell me whether or not a good coach is needed to balance talent.

Along with the twelve man roster, there will be one great Laker coach on the bench facilitating the players. Many outstanding players will be cut, and many legends will be envying those who made the team.

First cut—the point guard position. Any guess who will end up with the spot?

Next: Point Guard

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