Lakers Basketball Trivia Questions and Answers
What are the Los Angeles Lakers?
A: The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California.
In what division do they play in of the Western Conference
in the National Basketball Association (NBA)?
A: The Pacific Division.
Where do the Lakers play their home games?
A: At Staples Center.
The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the
history of the NBA, and have won how many NBA championships?
When was their last championship win?
A: In 2010.
As of 2015, the Lakers are the most "what" in the NBA
according to Forbes, having an estimated value of $2.6 billion?
A: Valuable franchise.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a what?
A: A disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the NBL.
The new team began playing where?
A: In Minneapolis, Minnesota.
What did they call themselves?
A: The Minneapolis Lakers in honor of the state's nickname, "Land of 10,000 Lakes".
Initially a member of the National Basketball League, the
Lakers won the 1948 NBL championship before what?
A: Joining the rival Basketball Association of America.
They won five of the next six BAA and NBA championships in
Minneapolis after what?
A: After the NBA formed in 1949.
The team was propelled by whom?
A: Center George Mikan.
George Mikan is described by the NBA's official website as
the league's what?
A: First superstar.
After struggling financially in the late
1950s following Mikan's retirement, the Lakers relocated to where before the 1960–61 season?
A: Los Angeles.
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los
Angeles made the NBA Finals how many times in the
The Lakers lost each series to what team?
A: The Boston Celtics.
In 1968, who did the Lakers acquire?
A: Four time MVP Wilt Chamberlain to play center.
The Lakers won their sixth NBA title, and the first in Los
Angeles in what year?
A: In 1972.
After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team
acquired what center?
A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Kareem had won multiple MVP awards, but was unable to do
what in the late 1970s?
A: Make the Finals.
The 1980s Lakers were nicknamed "what" due to their Magic
Johnson-led fast break-offense?
They won five championships in a nine-year span, including
their first ever Finals championship against what team in 1985?
A: The Celtics.
This team featured what Hall of Famers?
A: Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, and a Hall of Fame coach, Pat Riley.
After Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson's retirement, the team
struggled in the early 1990s before what?
A: Acquiring Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996.
Led by O'Neal, Bryant, and another Hall of Fame coach, Phil
Jackson, Los Angeles won how many consecutive titles starting with 2000?
The Lakers hold the record for NBA's longest winning streak
with how many straight games?
Sixteen Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while
how many have coached the team?
What four Lakers have won the NBA Most Valuable Player
Awards for a total of eight awards?
A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.