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Los Angeles Lakers: Ranking Their 10 Greatest Players
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When you think of basketball teams and great players, I don't think anybody matches up to the Los Angeles Lakers for the talent level of players who have played for them.

Another team that comes to mind is the Boston Celtics, but I think they had better teams over the years than individual players, other than an obvious few who were standouts.They may have won more championships than the Lakers, but their greatest players don't quite match up.

Looking at the Lakers, you see names like Wilt, Magic, Kareem, Shaq and Kobe. When you can identify someone by either a first name or a nickname, you know they are among the elites to ever play the game.

It's a lot harder ranking the players than picking them. I think the group I selected are unquestionably the "10 Greatest Lakers" ever.

Some may question my choices. There is not much to argue about when you look at those I selected, but the rankings will probably cause a lot of debate among Laker fans and basketball fans in general.

These are my choices. I'm wondering if you are going to agree with me.

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