Basketball Players who Played for Spurs and Lakers

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Spurs and the Lakers.

Robert Horry

Robert Horry is perhaps best known for his knack for hitting clutch shots in high-pressure playoff situations, earning him the nickname “Big Shot Rob”. He was selected 11th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets after a successful college career at the University of Alabama.

Horry’s career was marked by success across multiple franchises. He won two NBA Championships with the Rockets, three with the Los Angeles Lakers, and two more with the San Antonio Spurs.

He is one of only a handful of players to have won seven or more NBA Championships. Horry was a critical role player on each of these teams, providing timely scoring, solid defense, and veteran leadership.

*Horry was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 11)

Horry Key Stats

  • NBA Champion (Rockets, Lakers, Spurs)

Danny Green

Danny Green is celebrated for his three-point shooting prowess and staunch perimeter defense. After playing college basketball for the University of North Carolina, where he won an NCAA championship in 2009, Green was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Though he had a slow start to his NBA career, Green eventually found his footing with the San Antonio Spurs. He was part of the Spurs’ 2014 NBA Championship team and set a record for most three-pointers in an NBA Finals series that year.

Green’s value as a “3-and-D” player has kept him in demand. He played for the Toronto Raptors, contributing to their 2019 NBA Championship win. After his stint in Toronto, Green played for the Los Angeles Lakers and was instrumental in their 2020 NBA Championship run, marking his third NBA title with three different teams.

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol was selected 3rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft but was promptly traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In his rookie season, he won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, setting the stage for a decorated NBA career.

Gasol’s time in Memphis solidified him as one of the franchise’s top players, but a trade to the Lakers in 2008 would elevate his status further.

Joining forces with Kobe Bryant, Gasol played a pivotal role in the Lakers’ back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. Beyond the Lakers, Gasol had stints with the Bulls, Spurs, Bucks, and Trail Blazers.

Gasol Key Stats

  • Rookie of the Year (Grizzlies)
  • All-NBA (Lakers, Bulls)
  • All-Star (Grizzlies, Lakers, Bulls)
  • NBA Championship (Lakers)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Grizzlies)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Lakers, Bulls, Spurs, Bucks)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Spurs)

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft and quickly earned a reputation as a fierce rebounder and defender. He played a key role on the Pistons teams, known as the “Bad Boys,” that won NBA championships in 1989 and 1990.

In 1995, Rodman was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he became an integral part of the team that won three consecutive NBA championships from 1996 to 1998. Rodman led the NBA in rebounds per game for seven consecutive years from 1992 to 1998, a record only surpassed by Wilt Chamberlain.

Rodman was known for his flamboyant and controversial off-court behavior as much as his on-court play. Despite this, he was a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA All-Star, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and in 2011, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Rodman Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Pistons, Bulls, Spurs, Lakers, Mavericks)
  • All-NBA (Pistons, Spurs)
  • All-Star (Pistons)
  • NBA Championship (Pistons, Bulls)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Pistons, Spurs, Bulls, Lakers, Mavericks)

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