1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 12-2 Won NBA championship
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Phoenix Suns 4-0
Conference Finals - Defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-0
Finals - Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-2
Coach: Paul Westhead (7-4)
Coach: Pat Riley (50-21)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 605,367, Avg. 14,765 in 41 home dates
1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers Results

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1981-82 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-2.

Los Angeles scored 9,400 points and allowed 9,001. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored a team-leading 1,818 points for the Lakers, while Earvin Johnson and Jamaal Wilkes contributed 18 or more per game, too. Earvin Johnson accounted for 751 rebounds. Earvin Johnson dished out 743 assists for the squad.

On defense, Earvin Johnson added 208 steals, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rejected 207 opposing shots.

Paul Westhead and Pat Riley coached the team. The 1981-82 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
Jim BrewerF-CDecember 3, 19516'9"210MinnesotaMaywood, IL USA
Michael CooperG-FApril 15, 19566'5"170New MexicoLos Angeles, CA USA
Clay JohnsonGJuly 18, 19566'4"175MissouriYazoo City, MS USA
Earvin JohnsonG-FAugust 14, 19596'8"215Michigan StateLansing, MI USA
Eddie JordanGJanuary 29, 19556'1"170RutgersWashington, DC USA
Mitch KupchakF-CMay 24, 19546'9"230North CarolinaHicksville, NY USA
Mark LandsbergerF-CMay 21, 19556'8"215Arizona StateMinot, ND USA
Bob McAdooC-FSeptember 25, 19516'9"210North CarolinaGreensboro, NC USA
Mike McGeeG-FJuly 29, 19596'5"190MichiganTyler, TX USA
Kevin McKennaG-FJanuary 8, 19596'5"195CreightonSt. Paul, MN USA
Norm NixonGOctober 11, 19556'2"170DuquesneMacon, GA USA
Kurt RambisFFebruary 25, 19586'8"213Santa ClaraCupertino, CA USA
Jamaal WilkesF-GMay 2, 19536'6"190UCLABerkeley, CA USA