Byron Scott Ranks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar As Greatest Laker Of All Time
Lakers Rumors: L.a. Expected To Work Out 14 Players On Monday

Once Kobe Bryant finally calls it a career in the NBA, the debate about who is the greatest Los Angeles Laker of all-time will kick into high gear.

Three players in team history seem to be in contention for the distinction as the franchise’s best with Bryant, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the running.

Before Friday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks, head coach Byron Scott, who played with all three players mentioned, chimed in on the debate. Coach Scott chose to go with Kareem, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

All three of these Lakers legends won five NBA titles in Los Angeles. Bryant will soon join Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson in the Hall of Fame and will have played 20 seasons with the franchise. A strong case can be made for each one of them to be dubbed the greatest player to dawn the purple and gold, but it all boils down to which era someone has witnessed or been a part of.

Fans that have grown up with or watched the Lakers over the past two decades would more than likely side with Kobe as being the greatest Lakers of all time. Lakers fans that watched the Showtime era may be torn between Kareem or Magic.

It’ll be interesting to see what the narrative will be at the end of Kobe’s career. Bryant has done so much for this organization and has gone through both the good and the bad while defining his own era of Lakers Basketball.

You May Also Like

Lamar Odom Traded to Dallas; Lakers After Howard

With the latest news that the Los Angeles Lakers have pulled out…

Shaquille O’Neal: All-Time Lakers Would Beat All-Time Bulls

Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal isn’t one to shy away from making…

Jared Dudley Laughs At Seeing Teams Tanking To Avoid Lakers In Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers have maintained throughout the 2020-21 season that they are ready to play any team when it comes…

Kobe Bryant: Mythical or Misguided

It’s hard the fathom the pressure Kobe Bryant feels right now. It’s…