Top 5 Lakers Power Forwards of All Time

3. AC Green

AC Green was drafted by the Lakers with the 23rd pick in the 1985 NBA Draft.  The Lakers came off winning a championship the season before and were expected good things from their rookie.

Green had a solid first season, as he averaged 6.4 ppg and 4.6 rbg.  Green spent eight seasons with the Lakers before moving on to the Phoenix Suns.  During that time, Green helped the Lakers win back-to-back championships in ’87 and ’88 and earned the nickname “Iron Man.”

Green finally rejoined the Lakers in the 1999-2000 season.  The Lakers had a pretty good roster at that point, with a young Kobe Bryant and the dominant Shaquille O’Neal.  Just like how he helped Magic and Kareem win a title, AC Green brought the 2000 championship back to Los Angeles.

Green would spend his last year with the Miami Heat and eventually retire after a season in South Beach.  AC Green left the league as a three-time champion and one of the best power forwards in Laker history.


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