Mitch Richmond, a six-time All-Star, signed with the Lakers as a free agent in July 2001. His one season in Los Angeles paled in comparison to his 14-year NBA career, which included being one of four players, along with Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, to average at least 21 points in each of his first 10 seasons in the NBA.
During his time with the Lakers, Richmond averaged 4.1 points and played 11.1 minutes per game. He appeared in only two playoff games during the Lakers title-winning run. He retired after that season, and is ranked 34th in the NBA in career points with 20,497.