The 10 Greatest L.A. Lakers of All Time

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The 10 Greatest L.A. Lakers of All Time
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Everybody has a story. Every moment has a consequence. In sports there is a small line that separates famous from infamous. Some franchises consistently find themselves on the wrong side of that line with the wrong players and those franchises tend to play out the same story year after year after year.

The Lakers however have a different story. It is a story that presents a different cast of characters, yet the results remain the same. Here is a collection of the best to ever do it for the Lakers. They all played their own role in maintaining or creating the Laker brand that we know today.

This group played with unfounded pride and commitment. Regardless of the time period these players were and are timeless. What made each player special varies, for some it was an inconceivable work ethic while for others it was a meticulous approach to details. Some were touched with natural ability but ALL had a burning desire to seize the moment and live forever in NBA championship glory.

The Lakers are unlike any other sports franchise. They have achieved a certain level of success without sacrificing the purity that has endeared them to fans from coast to coast and from hood to hood. It is certain a lineage that each great player seems to pass on to the next. Whether it is one developing a move that another improves upon or a certain cosmic sequence of events that always lead up to the ultimate accomplishment, the Lakers are truly unlike any other sports franchise.

They seem to almost effortlessly relive each conquest while other franchises struggle to record and duplicate a singular ounce of their success. Simply they are the gold standard by which ALL professional teams are measured and here are the top ten reasons why.   

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