Seems to me its about 50/50 homegrown and acquired.
Jamaal Wilkes another we acquired with a retired jersey. Along with...
Shaq, Wilt, Kareem, Gasol (will be retired without question), Goodrich
Kobe, Magic, Worthy, West, Baylor
I may be forgetting someone.
Byron doesn't make list
Or D Fish
in my mind all role players
I have no issue with acquiring players. I like taking a player that wasn't able to get over the hump elsewhere (Gasol, Shaq) and the Lakers elevate their game and legacy through a culture of winning vs adding a player who was winning titles elsewhere and it's simply our turn to share in their glory. If we can't find a way to win without having to add the established "best player in the world" it says a lot about how far our franchise has fallen. Things could go poorly over the next two months, but as of right now we're showing signs of finding ourselves again. I'd rather rebuild the Laker brand than be an extension of the LeBron brand. I think we can contend in the next 2 - 3 years even without him.