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4. James Worthy

James Worthy was the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1982 NBA Draft. Worthy played at the University of North Carolina, and he had a successful career as a Tar Heel.  However, Worthy would be paired up with Magic Johnson and the duo won three NBA championships together.

Worthy spent his entire career with the Lakers, and he was an explosive offensive player; Worthy could create his own shot, and he won the 1988 NBA Finals MVP.  In his twelve season with the Lakers, Worthy averaged 17.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 3.0 apg.


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