Okafor The Win? Lakers Hopeful 2nd Pick In NBA Draft To Return Team To Greatness

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — If history is any guide, the Los Angeles Lakers are about to get a great with the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft set to be held Thursday.

The last time the Lakers drafted this high was when they made forward James Worthy the No. 1 overall pick in the 1982 draft. Worthy went on to win three championship rings and the 1988 NBA Finals MVP.

In fact, the Lakers have had only five top-two picks before, and four of them turned out to be Hall of Famers: Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Worthy.

The fifth? David Meyers out of UCLA in 1975 – whom they traded just weeks later as part of a deal to land Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

As for who the Lakers will take with this year’s pick, the consensus appears to point to Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, considered to be…

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