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Question 1
On their way to another title in 1985, which team did the Lakers sweep in the first round?
A
Denver Nuggets
B
Phoenix Suns
C
Seattle Super Sonics
D
Portland Trail Blazers
Question 2
Chick Hearn nicknamed this player “Secretary of Defense”.
A
Michael Cooper
B
Norm Nixon
C
Ronnie Aguilar
D
Bob McAdoo
Question 3
When McKinney went out with a head injury, what assistant coach stepped in?
A
Randy Pfund
B
Paul Westhead
C
Pat Riley
D
Bill Bertka
Question 4
On their way to the title in 1987, which team did the Lakers sweep in the Western Conference Finals?
A
Seattle Super Sonics
B
Portland Trail Blazers
C
Denver Nuggets
D
Utah Jazz
Question 5
Who was the 1980 Finals MVP?
A
James Worthy
B
Magic Johnson
C
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
D
Norm Nixon
Question 6
The 1981-82 Lakers are one of the best teams in Lakers history.  After Kareem, who was the next leading scorer?
A
Magic Johnson
B
Norm Nixon
C
Jamaal Wilkes
D
Michael Cooper
Question 7
What year did Kareem join the Los Angeles Lakers?
A
1972
B
1975
C
1980
D
1981
Question 8
Who led the 1980-81 season in steals per game with 3.4 per game?
A
Magic Johnson
B
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
C
Michael Cooper
D
Norm Nixon
Question 9
James Worthy wore what number?
A
34
B
33
C
44
D
42
Question 10
True or False: Kareem never won a Championship with the Lakers without Magic Johnson.
A
True
B
False
Question 11
James Worthy led the Lakers in scoring in the playoffs on their way to the title in 1987, how many points did he avg?
A
23.6
B
21.5
C
19.8
D
17.4
Question 12
True or False: In Kareem’s first year with the Lakers they missed the playoffs.
A
True
B
False
Question 13
Bob McAdoo won three scoring titles while playing with the Lakers. (True or False)
A
True
B
False
Question 14
Which player did not like Westhead’s coaching so much that he demanded a trade?
A
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
B
Magic Johnson
C
James Worthy
D
Michael Cooper
Question 15
What team did the Lakers beat in the 1981-82 Finals?
A
Philadelphia 76ers
B
Boston Celtics
C
Detroit Pistons
D
New York Knicks
Question 16
The same year Cooke sold the team, the Lakers held the #1 pick in the draft via a coin toss. Who did they pick?
A
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
B
Magic Johnson
C
James Worthy
D
Byron Scott
Question 17
What team did the Lakers beat in the 1979-80 Finals for their first title in the 80′s?
A
Boston Celtics
B
Philadelphia 76ers
C
Detroit Pistons
D
New York Knicks
Question 18
Before the 1979-80 season, Jack Kent Cooke sold the team to this Santa Monica real estate developer.
A
Jerry Buss
B
Brett Berger
C
Howard Cooper
D
Dan Gilbert
Question 19
Jamaal Wilkes is a Lakers Legend. What team did he start his NBA career with prior to coming to L.A.?
A
Knicks
B
Warriors
C
Bullets
D
Spurs
Question 20
True or False: Pat Riley became a TV commentator after retiring from the NBA.
A
True
B
False
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