4. Jerry West
As great as Kobe Bryant was, he might not even be the best Lakers shooting guard of all time. Jerry West may have been an even better scorer. He averaged 26 or more points per game a ridiculous 11 straight seasons, and he has a career 29ppg playoff average including seven different playoffs over 30ppg. West was 9–2 in the Conference Finals and finished top five in eight different MVP races.
Of course he also went 1–8 in the NBA Finals and finished runner up in the MVP race without ever winning one, and he’s the only player in NBA history to win a Finals MVP on the losing team. Thankfully, West finally broke through for a title on the 69–13 1972 Lakers to win his one ring. But with his all time scoring, passing, and defense, it’s not exactly his fault he came up short in all the rest.
Achievements: 1x champion, 12x All NBA, 14x All Star