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Is Shaq right? Is Kobe greatest Laker ever?

Believe in Magic Shandel Richardson Sun Sentinel Kobe Bryant is great but hardly the greatest Laker of all time. The title has to come from the Showtime era because that always will symbolize the franchise. Magic Johnson is No. 1 on this list. He redefined the point-guard position, brought Hollywood to basketball and is still the face of the organization. Most important, Johnson always will be more beloved by fans in Los Angeles than Bryant. Unless he retires as the all-time scoring leader, Bryant probably finishes third just behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. As for O'Neal, the biggest surprise is he made the comments now instead of waiting so he could use them to publicize his next...