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

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 other great Minneapolis Lakers and legendary announcer Chick Hearn, high above the Staples Center court.

But all Lakers fans know there is a rich history on this team and many players with major contributions to the teams success, that may not get them to Springfield and the Hall of Fame but they will always have a HUGE place in the collective memories of Laker Nation.

I suggest in addition to our elite retired number section filled with Hall of Famers and legends, we add a Lakers Ring of Honor.

In this Ring of Honor we would display the numbers of these special Lakers who played such a major role in this great franchise’s success.  Championships are a major part of Lakers history but some of our favorite Lakers who did not win rings, also put in work every night and thrilled the crowd, the best of these Lakers deserve to be remembered as well.

So Dr. Buss, if you are reading t...

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