Lakers Nation welcome back to the latest Top 5 list in our ongoing quest to find the best Lakers of all time. After looking at Point Guards, Shooting Guards, Small Forwards and even Rappers, we find ourselves today looking at the power forwards that have played for the Lakers throughout their storied history. Now any dedicated member of Lakers Nation knows that power forward has not been the strongest position in Lakers history, but that would not stop dedicated enthusiasts like ourselves! So without further ado, here is our list of the top five Lakers power forwards.
1. Vern Mikkelsen
Still reading? Hopefully, because Mikkelsen deserves this spot on the list one hundred percent. While he is not a common household name similar to many other Lakers legends, his numbers certainly do not lie. For starters, Mikkelsen won four consecutive NBA Championships with the Minneapolis Lakers starting in 1949, and teamed up with George Mikan and Jim Pollard to form one of the most dominant front courts in league history. Mikkelsen was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995, and played in 798 games out of a possible 800 in his career. Mikkelsen is without doubt the most prestigious and impressive power forward in Lakers history.
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