The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the richest slates in league history.

They have won 17 NBA championships and the award for those victories

who have worn the iconic purple and gold jersey over the years.

Obviously, these players are considered franchise legends.

But even among them, the role Magic Johnson played for

The Lakers in the 1980s is something fans will never forget.

At a time when the NBA was on the verge of bankruptcy and neither