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Los Angeles Lakers retired numbers

Los Angeles Lakers retired jersey's numbers:

7 retired jerseys:

44 Jerry West
13 Wilt Chamberlain
22 Elgin Baylor
25 Gail Goodrich
32 Magic Johnson
33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
42 James Worthy

Jersey 44: Jerry West

Retired on November 19, 1983

Jerry West highlights:

* career scoring average (27.0) ranks fourth all-time in NBA history
* playoff scoring average (29.1) ranks second all-time in NBA annals, trailing only Michael Jordan
* Lakers' all-time leading scorer (25,192)
* led the Lakers in scoring seven different seasons, highlighted by a career-best 31.3 during the 1965-66 campaign
* member of the All-NBA First Team on 10 occasions
* member of the NBA's All-Defensive First Team four times
* 14-time NBA All-Star (All-Star Game MVP in 1972)
* member of the Lakers' 1972 NBA championship team
* named Most Valuable Player of the 1969 NBA Finals
* established an NBA record by scoring 20-plus points in 25 consecutive NBA Finals games (since broken by Michael Jordan)
* holds the NBA record for most free throws made in a single season (840 in 1965-66)
* holds the NBA record for highest scoring average in a single playoff series (46.3 in 1965 six-game series vs. Baltimore)
* was the first-ever draft choice in L.A. Lakers history (second pick overall in the 1960 NBA Draft)
* led the NBA in assists during the 1971-72 campaign (9.7)
* inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979
* 14-year NBA veteran (all with the Lakers)
* was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history during the league's 50th anniversary season in 1996-97.

Jersey 13: Wilt Chamberlain

Retired on November 9, 1983

Wilt Chamberlain highlights:

* a member of the 1971-72 championship team that won an NBA record 33 consecutive games and a then-NBA record 69 contests overall. Wilt averaged 14.8 points and team-leading 19.2 rebounds that season
* named Most Valuable Player of the 1972 NBA Finals, when he averaged 14.7 points and 21.0 rebounds
* led the NBA in rebounding on 11 occasions, including four times with the Lakers
* averaged a Los Angeles franchise record 21.1 rebounds during the 1968-69 campaign and averaged over 18 boards four times with the Lakers
* appeared in 13 NBA All-Star Games
* entered the NBA Hall of Fame in 1978
* averaged an NBA record 50.4 points during the 1961-62 campaign
* scored 50-plus points on 118 occasions
* led the NBA in both scoring and rebounding (same season) on five occasions
* earned NBA Most Valuable Player honors four times
* was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history during the league's 50th anniversary season in 1996-97
* ranks first overall on the club's field goal percentage list (.605).

Jersey 22: Elgin Baylor

Retired on November 9, 1983

Elgin Baylor highlights:

* ranks among all-time franchise leaders in numerous categories including rebounds (1st, 11,463), points (3rd, 23,149) and assists (6th, 3,650)
* scored a single-game Los Angeles franchise record 71 points on November 15, 1960 @ New York
* 11-time NBA All-Star
* Co-All-Star Game MVP in 1959
* member of the All-NBA First Team on 10 occasions
* named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959
* scored an NBA Finals record 61 points on April 14, 1962 @ Boston
* inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976
* averaged over 30.0 points and 14.0 rebounds (in the same season) three times during his career
* paced the Lakers in rebounding a club-record seven consecutive seasons (1958-59 thru 1964-65)
* averaged a franchise record 38.3 points during the 1961-62 campaign
* led the Lakers in scoring six different seasons, including three straight years 1958-59 through 1960-61 (24.9, 29.6, 34.8)
* averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds in 846 games overall during his career
* was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history during the league's 50th anniversary season in 1996-97.

Jersey 25: Gail Goodrich

Retired on November 20, 1996

Gail Goodrich highlights:

* ranks among all-time club leaders in several categories, including total points (6th, 13,044), assists (7th, 2,863), free throws made (7th, 2,830) and games played (9th, 687)
* holds the Los Angeles franchise record for consecutive free throws made (40 on two different occasions)
* was a member of the Lakers' 1971-72 NBA Championship team that won an all-time professional sports record 33 consecutive games
* member of the All-NBA First Team in 1973-74
* led the Lakers in scoring four consecutive seasons (1971-72 thru 1974-75), joining Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to accomplish this feat
* was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996
* appeared in four consecutive All-Star Games during his tenure with the Lakers (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975).

Jersey 32: Magic Johnson

Retired on February 16, 1992

Earvin "Magic" Johnson highlights:

* ranks second on the NBA's all-time assist chart (10,141), trailing only John Stockton
* led the NBA in assists five consecutive seasons (1982-83 thru 1986-87), highlighted by a career-high and single-season club record of 13.1 during the 1983-84 campaign
* handed out a team single-game record 24 assists three times, including once during the playoffs (NBA playoff record)
* selected first overall by the Lakers in the 1979 NBA Draft
* registered 138 career triple doubles, most in NBA history
* member of five NBA championship teams with the Lakers (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
* appeared in nine NBA Finals druing his 13-year career
* Lakers averaged 59 victories per season during his career
* named NBA's Most Valuable Player on three times (1980, 1982, 1987)
* earned All-NBA First Team honors nine times
* 12-time NBA All-Star
* named All-Star Game MVP on two occasions (1990, 1992)
* led the NBA in free throw percentage in 1988-99 (.911)
* paced the NBA in steals twice (1981 and 1982)
* was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history during the league's 50th anniversary season in 1996-97.

Jersey 33: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Retired on March 20, 1989

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar highlights:

* the NBA's all-time leading scorer (38,387)
* led Los Angeles in scoring a club-record 11 consecutive seasons (1975-76 thru 1985-86)
* averaged 20-plus points each of his first 17 years in the NBA and in double figures each of his 20 campaigns
* ranks among NBA all-time leaders in numerous other categories, including rebounds (4th, 17,440) and blocked shots (2nd, 3,189)
* member of six NBA championship teams (five with the Lakers, one with Milwaukee)
* earned NBA Most Valuable Player honors six times (most in NBA history)
* scored in double figures in an NBA record 787 consecutive games 12/4/77 thru 12/2/87
* named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1970
* named Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals twice (1971, 1985)
* member of the All-NBA First Team 10 times
* selected to play in 19 NBA All-Star Games
* selected to the NBA's All-Defensive First Team on five occasions
* led the NBA in blocked shots four times
* played 20 years in the NBA (14 with the Lakers, six with Milwaukee)
* was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history during the league's 50th anniversary season in 1996-97.

Jersey 42: James Worthy

Retired on December 10, 1995

James Worthy highlights:

* was named Most Valuable Player of the 1988 NBA Finals (22.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists)
* registered a triple-double in Game 7 of the 1988 NBA Finals (36 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists)
* was the first overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft
* member of three NBA Championship with the Lakers (1985, 1987, 1988)
* seven-time NBA All-Star
* averaged 20-plus points on four occasions
* led the Lakers in scoring two consecutive seasons (1990-91 and 1991-92)
* ranks among all-time Los Angeles franchise leaders in several categories, including scoring (5th, 16,320), steals (2nd, 1,041) and field goal percentage (6th, .521)
* averaged 21.1 points in 143 career playoff games (.544 FG%)
* memeber of the All-NBA Third Team on two occasions
* field goal percentage eclipsed .530 each of his first eight seasons in the NBA
* 12-year NBA veteran (all with the Lakers)
* was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history during the league's 50th anniversary season in 1996-97.

 

 

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