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Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal, right, shakes hands with former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson as Jeanie Buss, Lakers executive vice president of business operations, looks after they retired his jersey during the half of the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Gallery: L.A. Laker greats of the past
First Published Apr 14 2014 10:59 am • Last Updated Apr 15 2014 04:31 pm

The Utah Jazz wrap up their home slate Monday night against one of the most proud franchises in the NBA.

The L.A. Lakers come into Salt Lake City, a team that’s won 16 titles.

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A Jazz vs. Lakers matchups in years past would be a premier event. That’s not the case this season.

The only worst team in the Western Conference this season than the Lakers is ... the Jazz. The teams have won a combined 49 games this season.

In an effort to conjure memories of quality basketball, here’s a look back at the Lakers greats of the past.




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