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1980′s Showtime Lakers Quiz

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Question 1
What year did Kareem join the Los Angeles Lakers?
A
1972
B
1975
C
1980
D
1981
Question 2
Chick Hearn nicknamed this player “Secretary of Defense”.
A
Michael Cooper
B
Norm Nixon
C
Ronnie Aguilar
D
Bob McAdoo
Question 3
In the 1986-87 Championship team, this player led the team in rebounds in the regular season and playoffs.
A
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
B
Kurt Rambis
C
A.C. Green
D
Mychal Thompson
Question 4
This Lakers legend got booed by the L.A. crowd after getting his Head Coach fired.
A
James Worthy
B
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
C
Kobe Bryant
D
Norm Nixon
Question 5
What is Magic Johnson’s real name?
A
Earl
B
Everett
C
Earvin
D
Eric
Question 6
Where did Magic Johnson play in college?
A
Michigan State
B
North Carolina
C
Duke
D
Georgetown
Question 7
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 8
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 9
How many years in a row did Kareem average a double double with the Lakers?
A
6
B
9
C
8
D
11
Question 10
True or False: Pat Riley became a TV commentator after retiring from the NBA.
A
True
B
False
Question 11
The Lakers in 1982, were the first team to win the title & have the #1 overall pick the next year.  Who did they pick?
A
James Worthy
B
Michael Cooper
C
Byron Scott
D
Magic Johnson
Question 12
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 13
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 14
In Mitch Kupchak’s first year with the Lakers (1981-82) he averaged this many points.
A
9.1
B
14.3
C
12.7
D
10.8
Question 15
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 16
Kareem set the NBA all-time scoring record against Utah topping Wilt Chamberlain’s 31,419 in what year?
A
1984
B
1982
C
1977
D
1989
Question 17
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 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
What Lakers player knocked out Rudy Tomjanovich in 1977, causing him to have a cracked skull?
A
Michael Cooper
B
Kermit Washington
C
Lucias Allen
D
Stu Lantz
Question 20
The 1982 Championship team had 5 players avg 15 ppg in the playoffs; Nixon, Kareem, Magic, Wilkes and ?
A
Bob McAdoo
B
Michael Cooper
C
Kurt Rambis
D
James Worthy
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