Attempting to rank the top 25 statistical seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history is like trying to rate the best Seinfeld episodes.
You know there’s a lot of them that you really liked and probably a handful that were totally brilliant and memorable. “The Contest”, “Puffy Shirt”, “Chinese Restaurant” and “The Pick” come to mind.
Think of the Lakers superstars and you’ll quickly realize just how difficult it is to pick the best of the best: Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, James Worthy, George Mikan, Gail Goodrich, Pau Gasol, Byron Scott…the list seems endless.
So, while the current crop of Lakers go through their pregame practice before battling the Boston Celtics on Thursday, the rest of us can sit back and reminisce a little about a franchise that has produced a string of incredible individual season performances, not to mention 16 World Championships in their 63 year history.
Who among these great Lakers had a season to remember? Take a look and discover some magic.