# NBA - Los Angeles Lakers Quiz

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• 1.

### How many games in the regular 1984-85 season did the Lakers win?

• A.

58

• B.

45

• C.

31

• D.

62

D. 62
Explanation
The Lakers won 62 games in the regular 1984-85 season.

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• 2.

### How many of the 82 regular season games the Lakers played in 1987-88 were wins?

• A.

57

• B.

34

• C.

62

• D.

65

C. 62
Explanation
In the 1987-88 regular season, the Lakers won a total of 62 games.

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• 3.

### In the 2006-07 regular season how many wins did the Los Angeles Lakers have?

• A.

58

• B.

45

• C.

62

• D.

42

D. 42
Explanation
The Los Angeles Lakers had 42 wins in the 2006-07 regular season.

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• 4.

### How many of the 82 regular season games the Lakers played in 2007-08 were wins?

• A.

57

• B.

62

• C.

56

• D.

54

A. 57
Explanation
In the 2007-08 regular season, the Lakers played a total of 82 games. The answer states that the Lakers won 57 of those games. This implies that out of the 82 games, the Lakers were victorious in 57 of them.

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• 5.

### How many games in the regular 2008-09 season did the Lakers win?

• A.

45

• B.

58

• C.

67

• D.

65

D. 65
Explanation
The Lakers won 65 games in the regular 2008-09 season.

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• 6.

### In the 2009-10 regular season the LA Lakers lost 25 times, how many wins did they have?

• A.

67

• B.

48

• C.

57

• D.

43

C. 57
Explanation
The LA Lakers lost 25 times in the 2009-10 regular season. To find out how many wins they had, we need to subtract the number of losses from the total number of games played. Since each game has a winner and a loser, the total number of games played is equal to the sum of wins and losses. Therefore, the Lakers had 57 wins in the 2009-10 regular season.

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• 7.

### In the 2010-11 regular season how many wins did the Los Angeles Lakers have?

• A.

61

• B.

62

• C.

57

• D.

54

C. 57
Explanation
The Los Angeles Lakers had 57 wins in the 2010-11 regular season.

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• 8.

### Who was not a starter for the 1987 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers?

• A.

A.C. Green

• B.

Michael Cooper

• C.

Byron Scott

• D.

James Worthy

B. Michael Cooper
Explanation
Michael Cooper was not a starter for the 1987 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. The other three options, A.C. Green, Byron Scott, and James Worthy, were all starters for the team during that season.

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• 9.

### How many NBA Championships did the Lakers win in the 1980's?

• A.

4

• B.

5

• C.

2

• D.

3

B. 5
Explanation
The Lakers won 5 NBA Championships in the 1980's. This was a highly successful decade for the team, largely due to the presence of basketball legends Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. They won championships in the years 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988. These victories solidified the Lakers' dominance in the league during that time period and contributed to their overall legacy as one of the most successful franchises in NBA history.

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• 10.

### Who was the first man to coach the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Championship?

• A.

Butch Van Breda Kolff

• B.

Bill Sharman

• C.

Pat Riley

• D.

Fred Schaus

B. Bill Sharman
Explanation
Bill Sharman was the first man to coach the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Championship. He led the Lakers to their first championship in 1972. Sharman was known for his coaching skills and ability to develop a strong team. He implemented a fast-paced style of play and emphasized teamwork, which helped the Lakers achieve success. Sharman's coaching legacy and the Lakers' championship win under his leadership make him the correct answer to this question.

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• 11.

### Who did the Lakers trade to acquire the draft pick used to select Magic Johnson?

• A.

Kermit Washington

• B.

Brian Winters

• C.

Norm Nixon

• D.

Gail Goodrich

D. Gail Goodrich
Explanation
The Lakers traded Gail Goodrich to acquire the draft pick used to select Magic Johnson.

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• 12.

### Who was the MVP of the 1972 All-Star Game played at the Forum?

• A.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

• B.

Jerry West

• C.

Elgin Baylor

• D.

Wilt Chamberlain

B. Jerry West
Explanation
Jerry West was the MVP of the 1972 All-Star Game played at the Forum. He had an outstanding performance during the game, leading the West team to victory. West scored 13 points, dished out 4 assists, and grabbed 2 rebounds. His contributions on both ends of the court, along with his leadership, earned him the MVP title.

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• 13.

### For how many years was Jerry West coach of the Lakers?

• A.

3

• B.

1

• C.

0

• D.

2

A. 3
Explanation
Jerry West was the coach of the Lakers for a period of 3 years.

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• 14.

### Where did L.A. Laker Jerry West attend college?

• A.

North Carolina

• B.

Stanford

• C.

West Virginia

• D.

UCLA

C. West Virginia
Explanation
Jerry West attended college at West Virginia.

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• 15.

### Which player was a 1st round draft pick by the Lakers?

• A.

A.C. Green

• B.

Robert Horry

• C.

Travis Knight

• D.

Glen Rice

A. A.C. Green
Explanation
A.C. Green was a 1st round draft pick by the Lakers. This means that he was selected by the Lakers in the first round of the NBA draft. Being a first round draft pick indicates that he was highly regarded and had potential as a player.

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