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1980′s Showtime Lakers Quiz

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Question 1
This Lakers star was offered a free agent tryout for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys out of high school.
A
Norm Nixon
B
Magic Johnson
C
Darius Morris
D
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Question 2
What Lakers head coach only lasted 14 games before suffering a head injury in a bicycle accident?
A
Paul Westhead
B
Jack McKinney
C
Jerry West
D
John Kundla
Question 3
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 4
In what year did Magic Johnson average a triple double?
A
Never
B
1983
C
1980
D
1981
Question 5
Who led the 1980-81 season in assists per game for the Lakers?
A
Magic Johnson
B
Norm Nixon
C
Jamaal Wilkes
D
Michael Cooper
Question 6
True or False: Kareem never won a Championship with the Lakers without Magic Johnson.
A
True
B
False
Question 7
James Worthy wore what number?
A
34
B
33
C
44
D
42
Question 8
How many games did it take the Lakers to win the 1979-80 Finals?
A
4
B
5
C
6
D
7
Question 9
Where did Magic Johnson play in college?
A
Michigan State
B
North Carolina
C
Duke
D
Georgetown
Question 10
What year did Kareem join the Los Angeles Lakers?
A
1972
B
1975
C
1980
D
1981
Question 11
When this Lakers player would shoot a jumpshot, he was so smooth, Chick called it the “20 foot layup”.
A
Norm Nixon
B
Michael Cooper
C
Magic Johnson
D
Jamaal Wilkes
Question 12
In 1983, Norm Nixon was traded to the San Diego Clippers for the draft rights of this player.
A
Byron Scott
B
Mike McGee
C
Larry Spriggs
D
Stu Lantz
Question 13
What is Magic Johnson’s real name?
A
Earl
B
Everett
C
Earvin
D
Eric
Question 14
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 15
Chick Hearn nicknamed this player “Uncle Silk”.
A
Magic Johnson
B
Jamaal Wilkes
C
Norm Nixon
D
James Worthy
Question 16
Bob McAdoo won three scoring titles while playing with the Lakers. (True or False)
A
True
B
False
Question 17
When Westhead stepped in as Head Coach, who did the Lakers hire for a new assistant?
A
Randy Pfund
B
Bill Bertka
C
Pat Riley
D
Del Harris
Question 18
True or False: Pat Riley became a TV commentator after retiring from the NBA.
A
True
B
False
Question 19
This Lakers player led the team in scoring in the playoffs in the 1982 Championship season.
A
Magic Johnson
B
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
C
Norm Nixon
D
James Worthy
Question 20
This hard working and hustling Lakers forward played at Santa Clara.
A
Kurt Rambis
B
Norm Nixon
C
Michael Cooper
D
Byron Scott
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