When it is all said and done, no matter if he finishes his career off with the Lakers or gets traded elsewhere, will his jersey be retired next to the Kareems and Shaqs etc of this world?
My cousin and I had this argument the other day and I was just curious. My argument is that he literally helped saved this franchise from mediocrity and help deliver 2 championships playing at an all-star level. His counterargument was that he hasn't been a Laker "long enough" and that the Lakers are a very picky team when it comes to retiring jerseys.
Let's hear your thoughts my fellow Laker supporters.