1982-83 Los Angeles Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 58-24
in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 8-7
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Portland Trail Blazers 4-1
Conference Finals - Defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-2
Finals - Lost to Philadelphia 76ers 4-0
Coach: Pat Riley (58-24)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 648,244, Avg. 15,811 in 41 home dates
1982-83 Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
1982-83 Los Angeles Lakers Results

The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1982-83 season with a record of 58 wins and 24 losses, in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-7.

The Lakers scored 9,433 points and conceded 8,978. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored a team-leading 1,722 points for Los Angeles, while Jamaal Wilkes netted 18 or more per game, too. Earvin Johnson accounted for 683 rebounds. Earvin Johnson dished out 829 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Earvin Johnson added 176 steals, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rejected 170 opposing shots.

Pat Riley coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCApril 16, 19477'1"225UCLANew York, NY USA
Billy Ray BatesGMay 31, 19566'4"210Kentucky StateKosciusko, MS USA
Joe CooperC-FSeptember 1, 19576'10"225ColoradoHouston, TX 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
Dwight JonesF-CFebruary 27, 19526'10"210HoustonHouston, TX USA
Eddie JordanGJanuary 29, 19556'1"170RutgersWashington, DC 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
Steve MixFDecember 30, 19476'7"215ToledoToledo, OH 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
James WorthyFFebruary 27, 19616'9"225North CarolinaGastonia, NC USA