Which forwards belong in a Lakers Hall of Fame?
If the Lakers had their own Hall of Fame, which players would you select for induction? That is the basis for our next series of polls, in which we ask our readers to vote on who is most worthy of this honor. We will break down the history of the team by position, nominating those who spent at least three seasons with the team and played well in their tenure with the Lakers.
Consider only what they did with the Lakers. So, don't be upset that Karl Malone isn't a nominee: Obviously, Malone is a Hall of Famer, but he was on the Lakers for only one season and would not be a Lakers Hall of Famer.
We now move on to forwards. To make the Hall of Fame, players must be named on 75% of the ballots. Before the ballot, there are links to each player's bio and stats on our new All Things Lakers database.
Last time, you voted for centers. Only two centers received 75% of the vote: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain. Amazingly, George Mikan did not make the cut, leaving me to wonder if those who didn't vote for him are actually Lakers fans. You can see the center results here. For the guards, you can see the full results here, but only three guards earned 75% of your vote: Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Jerry West.
Candidates at forward, and remember, you can vote for as many as you want:
Dick Barnett, Elgin Baylor, Bill Bridges, Cedric Ceballos, Mel Counts, Keith Erickson, Don Ford, Larry Foust, Rick Fox, Pau Gasol, Devean George, A.C. Green, Happy Hairston, Tommy Hawkins, Lew Hitch, Robert Horry, Howie Joliff, Ed Kalafat, Mitch Kupchak, Rudy LaRusso, Clyde Lovelette, Bob McAdoo, Jim McMillian, Slava Medvedenko, Vern Mikkelsen, Lamar Odom, Sam Perkins, Vladimir Radmanovic, Kurt Rambis, Cazzie Russell, Dick Schnittker, Mychal Thompson, Luke Walton, Kermit Washington, Jamaal Wilkes, James Worthy