Greatest Lakers Based on Jersey Number

31: Kurt Rambis wore number 31 for most of his career, and the majority of his highlight plays happened when he wore the number.  Rambis was a fan-favorite in Los Angeles, and he had exactly what Coach Pat Riley wanted in a player.

32:  Earvin “Magic” Johnson is considered by many, the greatest point guard in NBA history. Johnson led the Showtime Lakers to five NBA champions, and he was the face of the league during the time. In his illustrious 13-year NBA career Johnson won three Finals MVPs, averaged 19.5 ppg and 11.2 apg.

33: Magic Johnson’s go-to-man was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Jabbar also won five championships with the Lakers, and he finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. Adbul-Jabbar was a dominant force in the inside, and his hook-shot was the greatest shot to ever appear in the NBA.  Kareem Adbul-Jabbar averaged 24 points per game and nearly 11 rebounds per game.

34: Shaquille O’Neal wore the number 34 in his days with the Lakers. Shaq was the most dominate player in the league, and he led the Lakers to three NBA championships.  In his eight seasons in Los Angeles, O’Neal averaged 25.9 ppg and 11.3 rpg.

35: Mark Madsen did not put up great stats, but he was perhaps the “funniest” player on the Lakers in the early 2000s.  Madsen was the laughing stock of the NBA after his dance at the Lakers championship parade, and that is why he has won.

37: The only player in Lakers’ history to wear the number 37 is the Humanitarian Ron Artest. Artest wore the number in remembrance to Michael Jackson and his album “Thriller.”  Artest also won a NBA championship while wearing the number 37, and he was perhaps MVP of Game 7 of the Finals.

40: There weren’t a lot of great players who wore the number 40, so the 4.9 ppg average of Mike McGee will be enough to win.

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