James Worthy has made the roster as a bench player for his successful career as a Los Angeles Laker. Worthy played along side Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the “Showtime” era. “Showtime” would never have existed if it weren’t for the play and skill set of James Worthy. In his 12 year NBA career Worthy played every game for the Lakers, and averaged 17.6 ppg, 3.0 apg, and 5.1 rpg.
Shaquille O’Neal, otherwise known as Shaq, was the most dominant player in the NBA during the early 2000s. Shaq played along side Kobe Bryant, and together they won three consecutive titles. In his nine years in Los Angeles, Shaq averaged 23.0 ppg, 2.5 apg, and 10.0 rpg.
Byron Scott was another player who played during the “Showtime” era and he was definitely one of the fan-favorites. Scott started and ended his career in Los Angeles, with an average of 15.0 ppg, 3.2 apg and 3.1 rpg.
Michael Cooper will be joining his “Showtime” teammates on the all-time Lakers’ roster. Cooper was another fan-favorite in Los Angeles, as his hustle-plays won over the LA faithful. In his twelve years with the Lakers, Cooper averaged 8.9 ppg, 4.2 apg and 3.2 rpg.
Gail Goodrich is sometimes the forgotten Laker great. Although his jersey his hanging from the rafters, many fans do not actually know who he is. When playing for the Lakers, Goodrich averaged 18.7 ppg, 4.1 apg and 3.0 rpg.
Wilt Chamberlain joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1968, and he quickly created buzz in the city. However, just like the Miami Heat, Wilt was “over-hyped.” The dynamic duo of Chamberlain and West only brought one title to Los Angeles, and they fell to the Celtics every time they met. Chamberlain spent five seasons in LA, and averaged 19.3 ppg, 8.7 apg and 4.2 rpg