Can You Name These Athletes Who've Played for the LA Lakers?

By: Khadija Leon

Can You Name These Athletes Who've Played for the LA Lakers?
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About This Quiz

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the professional basketball teams which competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Based in the city they are named after, the team is one of the most successful in the league. From the year that they were founded (1947), the team has won 31 conference titles, 23 division titles,  and 16 NBA championships which is the second most wins, the first being the Boston Celtics.

The Lakers are known for their famous fans, too. Jack Nicholson was for many years an iconic, sunglasses-clad presence at courtside for all home games.

Some of the team's greatest players include Steve Nask, Karl Malone, Jamaal Wilkes, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson. They have both set and broken records, been inducted into different halls of fame and some have even had their numbers retired. 

How well do you know the players who have been a part of the Los Angeles Lakers at one point in their career? If you were given images of some of these players, old and new, would you be able to tell what their names are? Well if you think that you are the ultimate Lakers fan, then this is the quiz for you.

Shaquille O'Neal Can you name this iconic Lakers player?
Dwayne Wade
Carmelo Anthony
Karl Malone
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal (1972 - ) often called “Shaw”, is an American former professional basketball player and current sports analyst who was regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Between 1996 and 2004, he won three championships with the team, being called the Finals MVP in every time.

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Robert Horry Which Lakers player is this?
Michael Jordan
Robert Horry
Robert Horry (1970 - ) is a retired American basketball player who spent 16 seasons playing in the National Basketball Association, seven years of which were with the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored an average of seven points and five rebounds each game.
John Havlicek
Earl Monroe

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar Do you remember this basketball player?
Julius Erving
Russell Westbrook
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947 - ), one of the greatest basketball players of all time, spent 14 seasons playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. With the team, the all-time highest point scorer has won five titles and had an average of 22 points each game.
Bill Walton

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Jamaal Wilkes Which of these famous Lakers ballers is shown here?
Jamaal Wilkes
Jamaal Wilkes (1953 - ), also known as “Silk”, is an American retired basketball player who had an average of 16 points and 5 rebounds in the time that he spent playing for the team. He won two titles with the team, and he is also their 10th leading scorer.
Lebron James
Vince Carter
Nate Archbald

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Elden Campbell The player in the image is none other than ____________.
Wilt Chamberlain
Kevin McHale
Gary Payton
Elden Campbell
Elden Campbell (1968 - ), also called “Big E”, is an American retired professional basketball player who played center and power forward from the time that he was drafted in 1990 – 1999. In his entire career, he averaged 10. 3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game.

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Julius Randle The name of this Lakers player is ____________.
Magic Johnson
Earl Monroe
Julius Randle
Julius Randle (1994 - ), is an American professional basketball player who was drafted seventh overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014. He scored an average of 13.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. After playing with them for 4 years, he was signed to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Willis Reed

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Magic Johnson Which of the following Lakers legends is seen here?
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, (1959 - ) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent 13 seasons playing like the point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, whom he is now the president of basketball operations for. Throughout his career, he has been a 3-time NBA Finals MVP and 12-time All-Star with the team.
James Worthy
James Worthy

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Karl Malone Which Los Angeles Lakers player is shown in the image?
Karl Malone
Karl Malone (1963 - ), nicknamed “The Mailman” is an American retired professional basketball player who spent one season (2003 – 2004) playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team made it all the way to the finals but were defeated in 5 games by the Detroit Pistons.
Bill Russell
Chris Paul
George Mikan

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Clyde Lovellette This NBA player's name is ______________.
Kobe Bryant
Paul Pierce
Clyde Lovellette
Clyde Lovellette (1929 - 2016) was an American professional basketball player who played for the Minneapolis Lakers (the former name of the team) from 1953 to 1957. With the team, he scored an average of 17 points and 11 rebounds per game.
George Gervin

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Happy Hairston Who is the basketball player in the image?
Happy Hairston
Harold “Happy” Hairston (1942 – 2001) was an American professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1975. He averaged 16 points per game throughout those 6 seasons.
Karim Abdul Jabbar
David Thompson
Clyde Drexler

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Bob McAdoo ____________ is the name of the basketball player seen here.
Bob McAdoo
Robert Allen McAdoo (1951 - ), is an American retired professional basketball player who spent 14 years playing in the NBA, four of which were with the Los Angeles Lakers. With the team, he won two NBA championships.
Oscar Robertson
Tracy McGrady
Wes Unseld

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A.C. Green The Lakers player seen here is known as _____________.
Shaquille​ O'Neal
A.C. Green
A.C. Green Jr. (1963 - ), nicknamed “Iron Man”, is a retired American player who has the record for the most consecutive games played in the ABA and NBA history. During his eight years with the team, they won three championship titles.
Bob Cousy
Dominique Wilkins

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Mychal Thompson What is the name of this Lakers player?
Tim Duncan
James Harden
Kevin McHale
Mychal Thompson
Mychal Thompson (1955 - ) is a retired basketball player who played power forward and center in the NBA. Between 1987 and 1991, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers during which they won two NBA championships. He is also the father of basketball players Klay and Mychel Thompson.

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Byron Scott This basketball player is known as ___________.
Hakeem Olajuwon
Rick Barry
Byron Scott
Byron Scott (1961 – ) is an American retired professional player and head coach who both played for and coached the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored an average of 15 points per game and won three championships with the team.
Steve Nash

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Rick Fox Which of these basketball players is in the screenshot?
Jerry West
Rick Fox
Ulrich “Rick” Fox (1969 - ), is a Canadian-Bahamian retired professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for seven years. He is well remembered for winning three championships with the team but also for his scuffle with Doug Christie.
Kawhi Leonard
Bob Cousy

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Michael Cooper The famous player in the photo is ______________.
Elgin Baylor
Bernard King
Russell Westbrook
Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper (1956 - ) is an American retired basketball player and current basketball coach. He was a part of the Los Angeles Lakers during the “Showtime Era” when he won five NBA championships with the team which he spent 12 years with.

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Vern Mikkelsen Who is this Lakers player?
Isiah Thomas
Vern Mikkelsen
Vern Mikkelsen (1928 – 2013) was an American professional basketballer who was one of the league’s first power forwards. He played with the Los Angeles Lakers for about 10 years where he won four NBA championships and six All-Star titles.
Lamar Odom
Walt Frazier

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Nick Vam Exel This basketball player is called _____________.
Moses Malone
Nick Van Exel
Nick Van Exel (1971 - ) is an American retired professional basketball player who was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1993. He played for them until 1998. During his time with the team, he was named an NBA All-Star and NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
Robert Parish
Chris Paul

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George Mikan Which of these following Lakers stars is seen here?
Karl Malone
Dennis Rodman
Elvin Hayes
George Mikan
George Mikan (1924 – 2005), who was also called “Mr. Basketball”, was an American professional basketball player and coach for the Lakers from 1947 to 1954 and from 1957 to 1958 respectively. He is a five-time NBA Champion and a four-time NBA All-Star.

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Pau Gasol Which basketball star is shown here?
Clyde Drexler
Kyrie Irving
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol (1980 - ) is a Spanish professional basketball player who played for the NBA Lakers from 2008 to 2014, a team which he has won two NBA Championships with. The “Black Mamba” had an average of 17 points and 10 rebounds per game.
Rick Barry

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James Worthy What is this basketball player's name?
James Worthy
James Worthy (1961 - ) is an American retired professional basketball player, now television host and analyst, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for his entire NBA career. During that time, he won three championship titles with the team as well as being named the NBA Finals MVP.
Dominique Wilkins
George Mikan
Kevin Durant

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Cazzie Russell Which Lakers player is this?
Allen Iverson
Cazzie Russell
Cazzie Russell (1944 - ) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1974 to 1978. During his time with the team, he had a 14.6 point per game average.
Charles Barkley
Jason Kidd

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Dennis Rodman Who is this basketball player?
Charles Barkley
Anthony Davis
John Stockton
Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman (1961 - ) is an American retired professional basketballer who played as the power forward for over 10 teams, one of which was the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999. He is a five-time NBA champion, but none of them were with the Lakers.

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Norm Nixon Which of these famous Lakers ballers is shown here?
John Stockton
Giannis Antetkounmpo
Norm Nixon
Norm Nixon (1955 - ), is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1977 to 1983. During that time, he won two NBA championships with the team as well as being called the NBA All-Star.
David Robinson

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Gary Payton The player in the image is none other than ____________.
Pete Maravich
Hal Greer
Gary Payton
Gary Payton (1968 - ), nicknamed “The Glove”, is an American retired professional basketball player who played as the point guard from 2003 to 2004. He struggled with some of the strategies of coach Phil Jackson but still averaged 14.6 points per game.
Allen Iverson

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Elgin Baylor Which of the following Lakers legends is seen here?
Dirk Nowitzki
Elgin Baylor
Elgin Baylor (1934 - ) is an American retired basketballer and coach who spent 14 seasons playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, formerly called the Minneapolis Lakers. He appeared in eight NBA Finals with the team. The No.1 draft pick is also an 11-time NBA All-Star.
Chris Webber
Kevin Garnett

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Derek Fisher Which Los Angeles Lakers player is shown in the image?
Walt Frazier
Alonzo Mourning
John Havlicek
Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher (1974 - ) is an American retired basketball player who spent most of his career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, a team he has won five NBA Championships with. He also hit a buzzer beater with 0.4 seconds left in a game.

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Jerry West This NBA player's name is ______________.
Jerry West
Jerry West (1938 - ) nicknamed “Mr. Clutch”, is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles from 1960 to 1974 and the coach from 1976 to 1979. During his run with the team, he won a championship title, and he was also named the Finals MVP in 1969.
David Robinson
Tony Parker
Moses Malone

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Kobe Bryant Who is the basketball player in the image?
Scottie Pippen
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant (1978 - ) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent his entire 20-year career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. Often called one of the best players in the history of the sport, he is won five championships, the Finals MVP twice with a scoring average of 25 points per game.
Tim Hardaway
Dwayne Wade

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Gail Goodrich ____________ is the name of the basketball player seen here.
Kevin Garnett
Rick Berry
Gail Goodrich
Gail Goodrich (1943 – ), nicknamed “Stumpy”, is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1965 to 1968 and 1970 to 1976. With the team, he has had one championship win, and he was named as an NBA All-Star four times.
Scottie Pippen

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Lamar Odom What is the name of this Lakers player?
Kevin Durant
Spencer Haywood
Charles Barkley
Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom (1979 - ) is an American retired professional basketballer who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2004 to 2011. During his time with the team, he won the NBA championship twice, and he was also named to NBA Sixth Man of the Year. In his private life, he was known for his marriage to Khloe Kardashian.

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Wilt Chamberlain This basketball player is known as ___________.
Steve Nash
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilton Chamberlain (1936 – 1999) was an American basketball player who spent several seasons playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. During that time, he won an NBA championship where he was named the NBA Finals MVP. He was also the NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA All-Star and an NBA rebounding champion.
Yao Ming
Jerry West

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Steve Nash Which of these basketball players is in the screenshot?
Stephen Curry
Larry Nance
Steve Nash
Stephen Nash (1974 - ) is a Canadian retired professional basketball player and current general manager who spent 3 years playing for the Los Angeles Lakers (2012 – 2015). His time with the team was not his most successful run, but he did acquire the title of NBA All-Star in 2012.
Michael Jordan

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LeBron James The famous player in the photo is ______________.
LeBron James
LeBron James Sr. (1984 - ), one of the greatest basketball players of our time is an American professional who opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. Although his career with the team has yet to begin, it is sure to be memorable.
Tiny Archibald
Magic Johnson
Stephen Curry

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Dwight Howard Who is this Lakers player?
Patrick Ewing
Kobe Bryant
Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard (1985 - ) is an American professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2012 to 2013. While with the team, he was named the NBA All-Star, the NBA rebounding leader, the All-NBA First Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
Elgin Baylor

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Horace Grant This basketball player is called _____________.
Elvin Hayes
Horace Grant
Horace Grant (1965 - ) is an American former basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2004. During his time with the tea, he won the NBA championship title (2001), and made they made it to the finals in 2004.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Isiah Thomas

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Nick Young Which of these following Lakers stars is seen here?
Reggie Miller
Shaquille O'Neal
Larry Bird
Nick Young
Nicholas Young (1985 - ) nicknamed “Swaggy P”, is an American professional basketballer who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2013 to 2017. During his first season, he averaged 17.9 points per game, his highest with the team.

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Brandon Ingram Which basketball star is shown here?
Brandon Ingram
Brandon Ingram (1977 - ) is an American professional basketballer who was selected as the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. In 2017, he was honored with the NBA All-Rookie Second team title. He currently plays as the small forward/shooting guard for the team.
Jason Kidd
Bull Russell
Tim Duncan

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D'Angelo Russell What is this basketball player's name?
Gary Payton
D'Angelo Russell
D’Angelo Russell (1996 - ) is an American professional basketball player who was selected as the second overall draft pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015. He spent 2 years with the team, where he was named the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. During that time, he scored an average of 14.4 points per game.
Ray Allen
Wilt Chamberlain

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