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The history of the Los Angeles Lakers is littered with some of the greatest basketball players ever to grace the court: players who not only dominated the game, but changed the way it was played. Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Wilt Chamberlain, and Elgin Baylor are but a few of the evolutionary players who have contributed to the phenomenal legacy of the Lakers. Kobe Bryant has earned a place in that rare company, but where does he stand amongst the shadows of the aforementioned legends? In my own guarded opinion, the two best players to ever don the purple and gold are West and Magic, two players whose impact goes far beyond the confines of the NBA. Jerry West sits among the clouds as the top scorer in Los Angeles history, and his silhouette has become the f ...

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