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1980′s Showtime Lakers Quiz

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Question 1
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 2
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 3
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 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
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 6
How many games did it take the Lakers to win the 1979-80 Finals?
A
4
B
5
C
6
D
7
Question 7
This Lakers legend was the NBA rookie of the year in 1975, although it wasn’t with the Lakers.
A
Jamaal Wilkes
B
Allen Iverson
C
Magic Johnson
D
Larry Bird
Question 8
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 9
What was Chick Hearn’s nickname for Kareem?
A
Stilits
B
The Captain
C
Iron Giant
D
Mr. Clutch
Question 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
True or False: Pat Riley became a TV commentator after retiring from the NBA.
A
True
B
False
Question 16
What’s James Worthy’s middle name?
A
Ager
B
Michael
C
Steven
D
Jones
Question 17
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 18
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 19
What year did Kareem join the Los Angeles Lakers?
A
1972
B
1975
C
1980
D
1981
Question 20
James Worthy wore what number?
A
34
B
33
C
44
D
42
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