Lakers retired jersey numbers: Jeanie Buss explains why LeBron James will join exclusive list of LA legends

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 11: LeBron James #23 hugs Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate on court after winning Game Six of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on October 11, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at AdventHealth Arena. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Lakers have retired the jersey numbers of just 12 players in franchise history, and each player is a Hall of Famer.


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