Pivot Points: Will Kobe Bryant Wear the Crown of History’s Greatest LA Laker?

December 19th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The history of the Los Angeles Lakers is littered with some of the greatest basketball players ever to grace the court: players who not only dominated the game, but changed the way it was played.

Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Wilt Chamberlain, and Elgin Baylor are but a few of the evolutionary players who have contributed to the phenomenal legacy of the Lakers.

Kobe Bryant has earned a place in that rare company, but where does he stand amongst the shadows of the aforementioned legends?

In my own guarded opinion, the two best players to ever don the purple and gold are West and Magic, two players whose impact goes far beyond the confines of the NBA.

Jerry West sits among the clouds as the top scorer in Los Angeles history, and his silhouette has become the face of professional basketball as the NBA logo. His fingerprints remain on the franchise even today.

The man known simply as Magic is universally recognized as the greatest point guard ever to walk the earth, and although he is no longer the career leader in assists, he remains the standard by which his position is judged.

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