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1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 60-22
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 12-4 Won NBA championship
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Phoenix Suns 4-1
Conference Finals - Defeated Seattle Supersonics 4-1
Finals - Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-2
Coach: Jack McKinney (10-4)
Coach: Paul Westhead (50-18)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 582,882, Avg. 14,217 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Results

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 60 wins and 22 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-4.

The Lakers netted 9,438 points and surrendered 8,954. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored a team-leading 2,034 points for Los Angeles, while Earvin Johnson and Jamaal Wilkes averaged 18 or more per game, too. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar racked up 886 rebounds. Norm Nixon dished out 642 assists for the squad.

On defense, Earvin Johnson added 187 steals, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rejected 280 opposing shots.

Jack McKinney and Paul Westhead coached the team. The 1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCApril 16, 19477'1"225UCLANew York, NY USA
Ron BooneG-FSeptember 6, 19466'2"200Idaho StateOklahoma City, OK USA
Marty ByrnesFApril 30, 19566'7"215SyracuseSyracuse, NY USA
Kenny CarrFAugust 15, 19556'7"220North Carolina StateWashington, DC USA
Jim ChonesC-FNovember 30, 19496'11"220MarquetteRacine, WI USA
Michael CooperG-FApril 15, 19566'5"170New MexicoLos Angeles, CA USA
Don FordFDecember 31, 19526'8"215Cal. St.-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA USA
Spencer HaywoodF-CApril 22, 19496'8"225DetroitSilver City, MS USA
Brad HollandGDecember 6, 19566'3"180UCLABillings, MT USA
Earvin JohnsonG-FAugust 14, 19596'8"215Michigan StateLansing, MI USA
Mark LandsbergerF-CMay 21, 19556'8"215Arizona StateMinot, ND USA
Butch LeeGDecember 5, 19566'0"185MarquetteSanturce, PUR
Ollie MackGJune 6, 19576'3"185East CarolinaNew York, NY USA
Norm NixonGOctober 11, 19556'2"170DuquesneMacon, GA USA
Jamaal WilkesF-GMay 2, 19536'6"190UCLABerkeley, CA USA