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Shatter The Backboard:
The Los Angeles Lakers are arguably one of the most elite franchises in professional sports. With 16 NBA Championships dating back to their days in Minneapolis, the Lakers have had a wealth of talented stars that have dazzled the hardwood and helped make the NBA what it is today. Here are the Top 5 Lakers of all-time. 1. Magic Johnson: At 6’9, Earvin “Magic” Johnson redefined the position of point guard. His cat-like instincts and ability find the open man often made it appear as if he had eyes in the back of his head while leaving defenders looking foolish. Magic spent all 13 seasons of his NBA career with the Lakers before retiring prematurely after testing positive for HIV. During his career, Magic scored over 17,000 points but even more impressively finished with over 10,000 assist. That equates to directly contributing to over 37,000 points during his abbreviated NBA career. Johnson led the Lakers to five NBA championships in a nine-year span earning league MVP honors as well as Finals’ MVP three times a piece. 2. Shaquille O’Neal: At 7’1 and a generous 325 lbs, Shaq was arguably to most opposing figure to ever play professional basketball. O’Neal joined [...]
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Teams that refuse to divulge injury information can be more forthcoming than Lakers Coach Mike Brown was Friday about Kobe Bryant's right foot.
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