This is the first of our Lakers Nation Top 5 Lakers lists. We decided to start with the floor generals, the point guards, and admittedly we ran into a bit of difficulty compiling the following list. Throughout the Lakers championship years two point guards have been constants, and left little room for many others to be considered. Perhaps two of the most beloved Lakers players, and arguably one of the all time best players in history, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Derek Fisher were staples throughout the 80’s and 00’s respectively. Filling out the rest of the list was harder, but we managed to sort out who we believed were the rest of the top point guards in Lakers history.
5. Nick Van Exel The fifth and final guard on our list is 90’s guard Nick Van Exel, who brought left-handed style and attitude to the Lakers during a championship-less era. Van Exel was a flashy guard, who was given the nickname Nick the Quick and earned an All-Star appearance with the Lakers. He is number two all time in Lakers three-point field goals made, and was the centerpiece of the Lakers rebuilding efforts after the “Showtime” era. Van Exel electrified fans and players alike with his flashy moves and exciting style of play.
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