NBA History: Top 10 Los Angeles Lakers Short-Timers Contributing to Title Teams

The Los Angeles Lakers have a rich history filled with championships, legends and records. In fact, the franchise is one of the top five in North American professional sports.

When people think of the title teams, they think of the biggest Lakers stars, including Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

In addition, some of the mainstay role players during the dynasty runs also come to mind, including Michael Cooper, Robert Horry and Derek Fisher.

However, there are quite a few unsung heroes in the franchise's history. The Lakers have had many players who contributed significantly to championships in very short stints with the team.

This list breaks down the top 10 Lakers that fit this role. The only parameters that I used were that eligible players could not have played for the team more than five seasons, nor could they have won more than two titles.

For example, Brian Shaw, who played only a few years with the team but won three championships, I would consider a mainstay on one of the dynasties.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 Lakers short timers that contributed to championships.

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