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My Top 10 greatest Lakers of all-time

8) James Worthy


(1982-1994) SF, 6ft9, 225lb
1st pick overall in the 1982 draft
3x NBA champion (1985, 1987, 1988)
7x NBA All-Star
1x NBA Finals MVP
#42 retired

Worthy’s nickname said it all: ‘Big Game James’. During big games, Worthy stepped up. He was an underrated key piece in the Showtime Lakers era alongside Magic, specifically for his role in the ’88 Finals when he also won MVP. One of the games best finishers, Big Game James secured a position on the Top 10 Laker greats list.

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