Greatest Lakers Based on Jersey Number

41: Glen Rice played for the Lakers for two seasons and he had a very efficient stay in Los Angeles. Rice averaged 17.7 ppg and 4.1 rpg, but his career in Los Angeles was very short.

42: James Worthy was another hall-of-fame player who was with the Lakers during the Showtime era.  Worthy played along side Magic Johnson, but he had the ability to create his own shot. Worthy spent his entire 12-year NBA career with the Lakers, and he averaged 17.6 ppg and 3.0 rpg.

43: Mychal Thompson spent his final 4 ½ seasons in Los Angeles and he had mediocre numbers.  Thompson played during the Showtime era and he averaged nine points per game.

44: Jerry West was the Lakers original superstar, and the current NBA logo is designed after him. West is the Lakers’ second all-time leading scorer and he won one championship in 1972.  Although West did not achieve much in terms of titles, he is still the greatest player to ever wear 44 on the coveted purple-and-gold.

45: A.C. Green played for the Lakers during the Showtime era and in the early 2000s.  Green had the privilege to win a title with both Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal.

49: Mel McCants was the only player to wear the unique number 49. McCants wore the number in 1990, and he has won the crown.

50:  There have been only four players to wear the number 50 in Lakers’ history, and Ed Fleming had the best statistical career of the pack. Fleming played for the Lakers in the Minneapolis era, and averaged 7.2 ppg and 4.6 rpg while wearing number 50.

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