Magic. Shaq. Wilt. Kareem. Kobe. West. Baylor. Mikan. The amount of one-name superstars this team has lets you know that the Los Angeles (and formerly MinneapolisLakers are one of the most iconic names in sports history. It's a team, it's a brand, it's a way of life. Just flash the colors purple and gold at certain fans, and they get all twitchy.

With 16 championships and a rich history that can be traced back to the league's inception, the Lakers have had countless great moments. But we've counted the top 50 nonetheless. From clutch shots to epic trades, sky hooks both Junior and Senior, 81 points in a single game and even a plane crash—these are the 50 Greatest Moments in Lakers History.

Tags: nba, los-angeles-lakers, magic-johnson, shaquille-oneal, kobe-bryant, kareem-abdul-jabbar
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