Greatest Lakers Based on Jersey Number

52: Jamaal Wilkes spent eight seasons with the Lakers and he won two champions while in Los Angeles.  In his NBA career, Wilkes averaged 17.7 ppg and 6.2 rpg,

53: James Edwards was the one and only player to wear number 53, and he wore it proudly; Edwards will walk away with the honor.

54: Horace Grant was a hard-nose player and he did all the dirty work for the Lakers in the early 2000s. Grant played along side Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal,  and he helped the young duo win the 2001 NBA championship.

55: Billy Thompson beat out Brian Grant for the blue ribbon, thanks to stats and championship rings.  Neither of these players had spectacular careers, but in this round Thompson’s championship ring did all the talking.

George Mikan70: Frank Selvy wore the number 70 for only one season, but he put up 10.7 ppg in the campaign. Selvy beat fellow Minneapolis Lakers Ed Fleming to win the award.

73: Dennis Rodman will be remembered most for this time with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, but he did spend one season with the Lakers. In the 1999 season, Rodman averaged 2.1 ppg and 11.2 rpg.

89: Clyde Lovellette was the only brave soul to wear the rare number 89.  Despite his odd number, Lovellete had a great NBA career with the Minneapolis Lakers, and he was inducted into the basketball hall-of-fame in 1988.

99:  The game’s original superstar was George Mikan.  Mikan played for the Minneapolis Lakers, and he paved the way for all the future stars.  Mikan started the NBA’s first dynasty, and he won five championships with the Lakers.  There would be no Shaquille O’Neal or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar if it weren’t for Mr. Basketball.

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