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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:57 pm    Post subject: Laker Mount Rushmore (4 best lakers ever)

Kobe
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Kareem
Shaq? or West?
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:08 pm    Post subject:

Kobe, Magic, and Kareem are locks

Last spot is between West and Shaq like you said. As a player, Shaq easily. But West's impact on this franchise involves both Shaq and Kobe.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:21 pm    Post subject:

Why not a separate Mount Rushmore for centers, forwards, guards, etc.

Coaches — John Kundla - Bill Sharman - Pat Riley - Phil Jackson
Guards — Slater Martin - Jerry West - Magic Johnson - Kobe Bryant
Forwards — Jim Pollard - Elgin Baylor - James Worthy - Pau Gasol
Centers — George Mikan - Wilt Chamberlain - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Shaquille O’Neal
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject:

Kobe, Magic, West, Kareem
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:26 pm    Post subject:

ReaListik wrote:
Kobe, Magic, West, Kareem

+1

Shaq is damn close but West has had a long-lasting impact on the franchise going beyond the court, that puts him above Shaq's 8-year stint IMO
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:38 pm    Post subject:

Kobe #1

I don’t care of remaining 3
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:41 pm    Post subject:

Chucky Atkins, The Moustache, Kwame, Smush Parker
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 6:56 am    Post subject:

Bryant, Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, West
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject:

West at the top, fill in around him.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:38 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Laker Mount Rushmore (4 best lakers ever)

nomoreshaq wrote:
Kobe
Magic
Kareem
Shaq? or West?



I've been to Rushmore. It's not big enough for our best players. Mount Whitney at a minimum.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:44 am    Post subject:

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West
Kobe
Kareem
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject:

As players:
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:04 am    Post subject:

moonriver24 wrote:
Chucky Atkins, The Moustache, Kwame, Smush Parker
What is this? Mount Rushmore on the Bizarro World?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:11 am    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
Shaquille does not belong on any Mount Rushmore. He lost his face when he signed with the Celtics.

That was far worse than the a stint in Cleveland. He demands a trade to play in warm weather cities, like Miami, Dallas and Phoenix, then signs with cold weather cities Cleveland and Boston? It just makes you realize they could have traded him to Indiana for Jermaine O’Neal and Ron Artest or even Minnesota for Kevin Garnett. Instead Shaquille forced a trade to Miami for Brian Grant’s albatross contract, which set them back until 2007, an overpaid drug addict in Lamar Odom, and Caron Butler in the last year of his rookie contract. Worst trade in NBA history. Worse than Charles Barkley for Jeff Hornacek since Philadelphia didn’t eat an albatross contract.


Holy hyperbole, Batman!

As if that "overpaid drug addict" wasn't a great third option for a back-to-back championship team we all hold dear in our hearts.

If we would've traded for Jermain O'Neal we would've been screwed in hindsight since he deteriorated rather quickly because of his injury proneness, and most likely Kobe wouldn't have won any more rings post-Shaq.

Shaq was traded to most of those teams you mentioned. Only 2 times in his career did Shaq sign somewhere as a free agent. When he signed with the Lakers, and when he signed with the Celtics (but at that point, he was a shell of himself, so it's not like many teams were clamoring to sign him).

Also, none of those teams you mentioned wanted to part ways with their younger all-stars for Shaq. They all rebuffed us, juste like the Mavericks did in not wanting to include Dirk.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:27 am    Post subject:

Kobe
Magic
Kareem
West

Honorable mentions: Mikan, Elgin, Shaq
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:13 pm    Post subject:

Mikan
Kareem
Magic
Kobe

All clearly best players at the peak of their career. All with 5 championships as Lakers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:07 pm    Post subject:

The best answer is you carve out two more faces on the mountain. You can't leave Shaq off who is top 10 all time and finals MVP for a threepeat of championships or Mikan for that matter.

Kobe Magic Kareem West Shaq Mikan
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:38 pm    Post subject:

As a laker player only;

1. Magic 5 chips (3 as the best player)
2. Kobe 5 chips (2 as the best player)
3. Kareem 5 chips (1 as the best player)
4. Shaq 3 chips (3 as the best player)
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:55 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
Magic
West
Kobe
Kareem


this right here
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject:

moonriver24 wrote:
Chucky Atkins, The Moustache, Kwame, Smush Parker


Those will be spray painted in an alley in Harlem... (with stolen paint)
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:43 pm    Post subject:

I'd do Worthy before Shaq, they won the same number of Laker Championships, but Worthy spent his entire career here...
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:21 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
I'd do Worthy before Shaq, they won the same number of Laker Championships, but Worthy spent his entire career here...


When Worthy was the #1 on a dynasty squad?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Can we just put Chick?
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