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Who are some of the most famous Lakers players in franchise history?

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Some of the most famous Lakers players in franchise history include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry West and George Mikan. Each won at least one championship while playing for the team.

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Who are some of the most famous Lakers players in franchise history?
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson played for the Lakers from 1979 to 1991, and then played one additional season in 1996. He won the NBA MVP and the Finals MVP awards three times each. He played for five NBA champion Lakers teams.

Kobe Bryant began playing for the Lakers in 1996. He has won the NBA MVP once and the Finals MVP twice, as of May 2015. He played for five NBA champion Lakers teams.

Shaquille O'Neal played for the Lakers from 1996 to 2004. He won the NBA MVP once and the Finals MVP three times. He played for three NBA champion Lakers teams, and collected another NBA championship while playing for the Miami Heat.

Jerry West played for Lakers from 1960 to 1974. He was the Finals MVP once and played for one NBA champion Lakers team.

George Mikan played for the Lakers from 1947 to 1956, before the team moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. He played for four NBA champion Lakers teams. In addition, he played for the Lakers when the team won titles in the BAA and the NBL. He had already collected one NBL championship while playing for the Chicago American Gears.

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