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33 KAREEM ABDUL-JABAR

Retired on March 20, 1989 in honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 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

42 JAMES WORTHY

Retired on December 10, 1995 in honor of James Worthy who 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.

13 WILT CHAMBERLAIN

Retired on November 9, 1983 in honor of Wilt Chamberlain, a memeber of the 1971-72 championship team that won an NBA record 33 consecutive games and a then-NBA record 69 contests overall (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

32 MAGIC JOHNSON

Retired on February 16, 1992 in honor of Earvin "Magic" Johnson who 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.