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Which Lakers guards deserve to be in a Lakers Hall of Fame?

February 24, 2011 |  2:32 pm

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 as a starter and played well in their tenure with the Lakers.

Only consider 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 only on the Lakers one season and would not be a Lakers Hall of Famer.

We start with the guards. 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.

The nominees at guard:

Lucius Allen

Kobe Bryant

Michael Cooper

Arnold Ferrin

Derek Fisher

Gail Goodrich

Bob Harrison

Rod Hundley

Tony Jaros

Magic Johnson

Eddie Jones

Slick Leonard

Slater Martin

Norm Nixon

Anthony Peeler

Pat Riley

Pep Saul

Byron Scott

Frank Selvy

Brian Shaw

Sedale Threatt

Nick Van Exel

Jerry West

-- Houston Mitchell