L.A. Lakers: Magic Johnson (BEST)
Magic Johnson is the greatest point guard of all time. He could do everything. Magic led the league in scoring five times and in assists four times. He was the best player on eight straight Conference Finals Lakers teams and won five NBA championships, named Finals MVP in three of them, one of which was as a rookie when he was the second best player on a 60–win champ and memorably filled in at center in the Finals for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Magic was the heartbeat of the Showtime Lakers with a dazzling array of passes, and elite offense followed him wherever he went. He finished top three in the MVP race nine straight times and won it three times between 1987 and 1990. Magic Johnson is one of the game’s all time greats.
L.A. Lakers: Sam Jacobson (WORST)
How irrelevant was Sam Jacobson in the grand scheme of the history of the Los Angeles Lakers? His career summary on Wikipedia comprises a grand total of 21 words, saying literally nothing more than the fact that the Lakers selected him with the 26th pick in the 1998 NBA Draft.
While he (somehow) lasted three seasons in the NBA, Jacobson played a grand total of 28 minutes with the Lakers in his first two seasons in the NBA — an unfathomably little amount of time that wasn’t as a direct result of injuries.