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The five greatest Lakers

Updated: February 1, 2010, 11:11 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The same way I can make a distinction between "best player" and "most valuable," I don't assume that Kobe Bryant becoming the leading scorer in Lakers history automatically makes him the greatest Laker of all time.

Even though three of the top four scorers in NBA history -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Wilt Chamberlain -- set their final numbers while wearing Lakers uniforms, this franchise is about more than just points.

In a city that runs on show business and demands championships ...

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