The Los Angeles Lakers’ Mount Rushmore

With all of the recent talks about who belongs on the NBA's all-time Mount Rushmore, it got me wondering: who would belong on the Los Angeles Lakers’ all-time Mount Rushmore?

First of all, this was all brought to light by several current NBA stars listing their own individual Mount Rushmores.

First to make the statement was LeBron James:

Several other players followed suit, but most notably was Laker legend himself, Kobe Bryant:

Putting together the Lakers’ Mount Rushmore is no simple task. Some of the greatest basketball players of all time have donned the purple and gold at some point throughout their careers.

With a whopping 21 Hall of Famers and a total of 16 championships, the Lakers are arguably the most historic franchise in the history of the NBA.

So, who should be on the Mount Rushmore of the Los Angeles Lakers?

The criteria I used for picking the four players to make the famous monument were based upon a combination of career stats as a Laker, championships and each player's individual Laker legacy.


Just Off the List

With so many great players to choose from, there was bound to be a couple of legends left off of the list.


Wilt Chamberlain

Chamberlain would probably be on the official monument for the Lakers had he stayed in Los Angeles for a little longer. He led LA to only one championship, but he remains the all-time leader in rebounds per game with a ridiculous 19.2 RPG average.

There is no question that "Wilt the Stilt" Chamberlain is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he comes up just a little shy of making the final cut of Laker greats.


Shaquille O’Neal

In Shaq’s eight seasons as a Laker, he averaged 27 PPG, 11.2 RPG and 2.5 BPG, ranking second in Laker history...

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