Written by: Robberson

Date: August 2, 2021

Lakers Statistics Quiz
Image: Magic Johnson / LeBron James

About This Quiz

Are you a Lakers fan? If so, then this quiz is for you! Lakers trivia can be tricky, but if you’re really into the Lakers and have watched them often play enough, there’s no doubt that you’ll ace this test. Test your knowledge of Lakers history with these 17 questions on the team.

Fun Facts About The Los Angeles Lakers NBA History

A Japanese steakhouse named Kobe Bryant inspired the basketball player’s name in Philadelphia.

Magic Johnson grew up in Lansing, Michigan, also home to The Fab Five from The University of Michigan basketball team.

Jerry West played his college ball at West Virginia University. Still, he got cut from their varsity squad as a sophomore because they thought he was too small.

He then transferred to WVU’s tiny freshman team, where he averaged 17 points per game and led that squad into the national championship tournament (he even scored 23).

Some Lakers Trivia Facts You Might Don’t Know

Kobe was a 1st team All-American who led his team to an NCAA championship.

Kobe Bryant played a few seasons with the Lakers before being traded to the Hornets.

  • In the 2007-08 season, the Lakers finished with a 52-30 NBA record.
  • In the 2008-09 season, the Lakers finished with a 65-17 record, the best in the NBA finals.
  • During the 2008-09 NBA season, Bryant won the Most Valuable Player award.
  • In the 2009-10 season, the Lakers finished with a 57-25 NBA record.
  • In the 2010-11 season, the Lakers finished the season with

How Many NBA Championships Did Kobe Win With The Lakers?

Kobe Bryant won five NBA championships with the Lakers. Kobe also won MVP awards in three of those championship games and is one of only four players in history to win at least three Finals MVP awards (Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Tim Duncan).

In his 20 seasons in L.A., he helped them reach six NBA finals, and they went on to win five times. Overall, he holds an impressive 33 playoff records. He’s also number two behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points scored in a career as a Laker with 3329 points.

Which Laker Was So Dominant That He Prompted The NBA’s Introduction?

One of the pioneers of the Lakers was George Mikan. He had such a command of playing that he helped create one of the NBA’s most important rules: goaltending and under-the-basket interference.

What Year Did They Move Into Their New Arena, Leaving Behind The Forum?

In 1999, the Lakers moved from The Forum in Inglewood to Staples Center, downtown L.A.

They played there for 20 years before returning to another newly built stadium called Chase Field (formerly known as T-Mobile Arena). This time, they were located right next door on property owned by MGM Resorts International.

Which Laker Has Earned A Reputation For “Flopping”?

In the 1980s, Magic Johnson led from behind, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dominated games. In today’s NBA, it is Kobe Bryant whose dominance can’t be ignored even when he doesn’t have the ball in his hands.

With 16 championships to their name, the Lakers are one of the most successful franchises in all sports. Still, if there was ever a player that could win them a game without scoring a point, it would be Kobe Bean Bryant.

His ability to defend any position on the court makes him incredibly valuable, despite being labeled an elite scorer who only cares about getting buckets rather than winning.

Which Head Coach Has Won The Most Championships With The Lakers?

John Kundla won five championships with the Lakers, but Phil Jackson collected eleven trophies as head coach. What separates Zen Master from other coaches was his ability to adapt and keep winning, no matter who he had on the roster or what system they were running.

For example, before Shaquille O’Neal joined the team in 1996, there wasn’t much of a low-post game implemented by The Lake Show. However, once No. 34 came along that all changed.

As a result of him joining their lineup, Los Angeles Lakers won three consecutive titles. That helped him establish himself among the best centers in NBA history, even though he was never named MVP during that time.

Which Player Did The Lakers Draft Twice?

The Lakers signed Nick Van Exel as a rookie free agent in 1993 and then redrafted him the following year. While he was one of their best players for several seasons, the Lakers traded him to the Grizzlies for Pau Gasol at the end of his career, which benefited both teams.

The Lakers got an All-Star center who helped them win two more championships. In contrast, Memphis could flip Pau into Marc Gasol, who has been named twice to the All-NBA Second Team since arriving there.

It doesn’t matter whether it was Kobe Bryant or Shaq’s price. Missing out on Kevin Durant makes this story interesting, especially when he looks back almost ten years later and sees how good he has become.

What Is The Longest Winning Streak Of The Los Angeles Lakers?

The LA Lakers once strung together 33 consecutive wins during the 1971-72 season. They finished with a 69-13 record. They went on to beat the Knicks in five games in the NBA Finals, which is why they’re still considered one of the greatest teams ever assembled, even though it was more than 40 years ago.

Their longest winning streak came when Jerry West played for them because he retired before Kobe Bryant made his debut. There are many similarities between these two players. Such as being prolific scorers who never shy away from big moments despite lacking traditional point guard skills like distributing or making plays.

Which Laker Was Well-Known For His Skyhook Shot?

In fact, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is both the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. He averaged 24.53 points per game during his career, which included 19 seasons with the L.A. Lakers. He won five championships in seven trips to The Finals.

When opponents were heavily defending him, they wouldn’t be dunked by him or watch another team win a jump ball battle. Jabbar was able to score so easily because of his skyhook. Seeing defenders get posterized over and over again for years wasn’t pretty.

Still, watching the footage over and over again, no one could deny that No. 33 was one of the greatest players ever seen play in the league.

Have you been paying attention to the Lakers? If not, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of the team. The Lakers have a rich history full of glory and heartbreak that is worth knowing about before they hit their final game in Sacramento on April 13th. Take our Lakers trivia and see how much you know it all. Good luck!

Which of the following players has played the most NBA games with the Lakers?

  • Kobe Bryant
  • Jerry West
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • James Worthy

How many players have had over 10,000 field goal attempts?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

How many assists does Magic Johnson lead by in the Lakers' record book?

  • 3000
  • 2000
  • 2500
  • 3200

Which Lakers player has hit the most free throws while on the team?

  • Magic Johnson
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Jerry West
  • Kobe Bryant

Which two teammates worked together to get the record for combined steals in a season at 340?

  • Eddie Jones and Jerome Kersey
  • Sedale Threatt and Byron Scott
  • Norm Nixon and Magic Johnson
  • Kobe Bryant and Robert Horry

Kobe Bryant holds the lead in all-time points scored with how many points?

  • 27,840
  • 29,613
  • 33,643
  • 38,922

Which player has the most career rebounds ever recorded for the Lakers?

  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Elgin Baylor
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Magic Johnson

The record for highest career three-point shooting percentage is 42.4. Which player holds this record?

  • Vladimir Radmanovic
  • Steve Nash
  • Robert Horry
  • Kobe Bryant

How often does Kareem Abdul-Jabbar show up on the top 10 list for points scored by a player in a season?

  • 0
  • 3
  • 5
  • 9

What is the Lakers' record for most victories in a regular season?

  • 64
  • 66
  • 67
  • 69

The record for number of blocks in a single season (393) is held by which player?

  • Elmore Smith
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Elgin Baylor

The Lakers record for most rebounds in a season is 1712. Who holds this record?

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Dennis Rodman

Which player holds the record for most personal fouls committed in a season, at 324?

  • Vern Mikkelsen
  • Jim Chones
  • Rick Fox
  • Mel Counts

The record for most three-pointers made in a single regular season is 183. Who holds this record?

  • Kobe Bryant
  • LeBron James
  • D'Angelo Russel
  • Nick Van Exel

Which Laker holds the lead for points scored in a single season with 2832 points?

  • Elgin Baylor
  • Jerry Wewst
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

How many per-game points did Kobe Bryant average to hold the single-season record?

  • 29.4
  • 31.3
  • 35.4
  • 39.2

Which Laker has the highest career shooting percentage in the team?

  • Dwight Howard
  • Andrew Bynum
  • James Worthy
  • JaVale McGee