Top 10 Performances In Lakers History

9: ELMORE SMITH vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 1973
Blocked shots were first recorded as an official NBA statistic during the 1973-1974 season. The Lakers’ Elmore Smith blocked 17 shots in a game that very season against the Portland Trail Blazers, setting the record for most in a game. And all these years later, no one has met his match. During that same game, he set the record for most blocks in a half (11), which both Manute Bol and George T. Johnson tied. But it remains to be seen if the grand total of 17 will be ever be reached or outdone by another.

8: KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR vs. Boston Celtics, Game 6 NBA Finals, 1985

Abdul-Jabbar played innumerable great games as a Laker. But this one, in which he scored 32 points, gathered six boards and had four blocks in only 29 minutes, at age 38, is a true testament to the duration and consistency of his incredible career, along with the talent and competitive drive that age and years of intense physical activity could not hinder.

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