Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C 7-2 225 7 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Tom Abernethy PF 6-7 220 0 Indiana 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Lucius Allen PG 6-2 175 7 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Mack Calvin PG 6-0 165 0 USC 1969 Rnd 14 Pick 8 United States
  Don Chaney G 6-5 210 7 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Brad Davis G 6-3 180 0 Maryland 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Don Ford F 6-9 215 1 UC Santa Barbara 1975 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
  Ollie Johnson SF 6-6 200 4 Temple 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  C.J. Kupec FC 6-6 220 1 Michigan 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Bo Lamar PG 6-1 180 0 Louisiana 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Allen Murphy SG 6-5 190 0 Louisville 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  Johnny Neumann F 6-6 200 0 Ole Miss 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 12 United States
  Marv Roberts F 6-8 200 0 Utah State 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
  Cazzie Russell GF 6-5 218 10 Michigan 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Earl Tatum SG 6-5 185 0 Marquette 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Cornell Warner FC 6-9 220 6 Jackson State 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 3 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1976-1977 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Tatum D. Chaney C. Russell D. Ford K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation L. Allen     T. Abernethy  
Rotation B. Lamar     C. Warner  
Rotation       C. Kupec  
Lim PT     J. Neumann K. Washington  
Lim PT     M. Roberts    

1976-1977 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers53-29-
2Portland Trail Blazers49-334
3Golden State Warriors46-367
4Seattle SuperSonics40-4213
5Phoenix Suns34-4819

1976-1977 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Most Valuable Player (1977)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA First Team (1977)
Don Chaney All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1977)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1977)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1977)

1976-1977 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 82 36.8 26.2 13.3 3.9 1.2 3.2
Cazzie Russell 82 31.5 16.4 3.6 2.6 1.0 0.1
Lucius Allen 78 31.8 14.6 3.2 5.2 1.5 0.2
Earl Tatum 68 18.4 9.4 3.5 1.7 1.2 0.3
Don Ford 82 21.7 7.3 4.3 1.6 0.7 0.3
Kermit Washington 53 25.3 9.7 9.3 0.9 0.8 1.0
Bo Lamar 71 16.4 7.1 1.3 2.5 0.8 0.0
Don Chaney 81 29.7 6.1 4.1 3.8 1.7 0.4
Tom Abernethy 70 19.7 6.3 4.2 1.4 0.7 0.1
C.J. Kupec 82 11.1 4.7 2.4 0.6 0.2 0.0
Johnny Neumann 59 15.1 5.9 1.1 2.3 0.5 0.1
Mack Calvin 12 17.2 7.9 1.3 1.8 0.9 0.1
Marv Roberts 28 7.5 2.1 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.1
Cornell Warner 14 12.1 3.9 4.9 0.8 0.1 0.1
Allen Murphy 2 9.0 2.5 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1976-1977 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tom Abernethy was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Tom Abernethy signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 20, 1976.

Don Ford was selected as the #2 pick in the 6 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Don Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 20, 1975.

C.J. Kupec was selected as the #2 pick in the 4 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. C.J. Kupec signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 10, 1975.

Bo Lamar was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Bo Lamar signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 21, 1976.

Earl Tatum was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Earl Tatum signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 28, 1976.

Kermit Washington was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Kermit Washington signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1973.

Acquired via Trade

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 16, 1975.

Lucius Allen was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on November 9, 1974.

Cornell Warner was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 22, 1975. Cornell Warner signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on February 15, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Don Chaney signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 16, 1976.

Johnny Neumann signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 18, 1976.

Marv Roberts signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 2, 1976.

Cazzie Russell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 6, 1974.

1976-1977 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Bill Sharman General Manager 1976-1977 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1971 to 1976)
Jerry West Head Coach 1976-1977 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A