Los Angeles Lakers Greats Deserve ‘Ring of Honor’ at Staples Center

August 20th, 2010 by Matt Smith Leave a reply »

Being a Los Angeles Lakers fan, there is not much I like about the Boston Celtics.  I respect the Celtics but I don’t care for them much.  There is one thing the Boston Celtics organization does that I wish my Lakers would do… honor all their great players, Boston's rafters are full with THEIR guys.  Not just the Hall of Famers but the guys that played their hearts out made clutch plays, hustle plays, key stops, contributed to championships, or performed greatly when the team may not have been championship caliber.


I do appreciate the special and exclusive nature of the Lakers retired jersey club, it consists of Hall of Famers and some of the greatest most elite players the game has ever known.  Names like Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich from the 60’s and early 70’s followed by the great “Showtime” era Lakers like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and James Worthy are all on display along with George Mikan and the ot ...

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