Top Ten Lakers Draft Picks

1.  Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Magic Johnson was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers as the first overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft.  Johnson had a remarkable career in Michigan State, and his success carried over to the NBA.  Johnson had charisma, and his bright smile had the ability to light up a room.  He was the catalyst to the Lakers Showtime era, and he was the ultimate NBA point guard.

Johnson ran the show for the Lakers, and he brought five championships to Los Angeles.  The Great Western Forum cherished Johnson, and he is regarded as the greatest point guard in NBA history.  There would have not been Showtime without the play and skill set of Magic Johnson. Lakers fans should thank Magic Johnson for the glory and success he brought to the Lakers in the 1980s.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson spent 13 season with the Lakers, and he averaged 19.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg and 11.0 apg.  As for individual accolades, Johnson was a two-time all-star game MVP, two-time regular season MVP and a three-time Finals MVP.


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