Originally Posted by LA Lakers
Right now, 2012, Magic is the greatest Laker of all time. You could even make the case greatest basketball player of all time. Kobe Bean is not on his level. Also, our Kobe Lakers never had to battle a team in the finals as stacked as some of those Celtics, Sixers and Pistons teams... And Magic was the captain of the greatest Lakers team ever assembled. And Magic holds the record for playoff triple doubles over any player in history by a wide margin. Creating passing lanes, deadly array of passing skills, speed, quickness, mental control, athleticism on the fastbreak, competitive fire, clutch plays, teamwork, post moves, help defense, ability to play all 5 positions effectively. Perhaps the greatest court vision out of any player Ive ever seen. There is a reason they called that cat Magic...
Magic AND Jerry West say that Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time....nuff said.
Notice if you will that all the competitors that you mentioned were in the East, The biggest disappointment I have with Magic's Lakers is that they really blew some easy playoff series (Twice to Houston) and should have made it to the finals more than they did.