Ranking 10 Greatest Left-Handed Players in NBA History
#9 Gail Goodrich
When we reflect back on the Lakers’ first title in Los Angeles in 1972, we tend to think about Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain. They were the headliners at that time. Elgin Baylor was initially a member of that team as well but he retired early that season because of knee trouble. L.A.’s most reliable player wasn’t any of them, though. It was Goodrich, who averaged a team-high 25.9 points per game and scored 25 points or more in four of the Lakers’ five Finals games against the Knicks.