Seasons Played Together: 10
NBA Titles: 5
After forcing his way out of Milwaukee once the Big O's skills started to decline, Kareem was still in need of a point guard to give him the ball. In the 1979 Draft, his prayers were answered by a kid from Lansing, Mich. Fresh off winning a national title at Michigan St., Johnson stepped right in and helped the Captain lead L.A. to the Finals to face the 76ers. In Game 6 of that series Kareem was out with an injury and the rookie point guard stepped up to play center. The Lakers won and made it to seven more Finals in the next nine years.