Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1984-1985 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 15 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
21 Michael Cooper SG 6-5 170 6 New Mexico 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
32 Magic Johnson PG 6-9 255 5 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
1 Earl Jones C 7-0 210 0 University of the District of Columbia 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
25 Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 8 North Carolina 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
12 Ronnie Lester G 6-2 175 4 Iowa 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
11 Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 12 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
40 Mike McGee GF 6-5 190 3 Michigan 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
43 Chuck Nevitt C 7-5 217 2 NC State 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
18 Kurt Rambis F 6-8 213 4 Santa Clara 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
4 Byron Scott SG 6-3 195 1 Arizona State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
35 Larry Spriggs F 6-7 230 3 Howard 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 12 United States
52 Jamaal Wilkes GF 6-6 190 10 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
42 James Worthy SF 6-9 225 2 North Carolina 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1984-1985 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Johnson B. Scott K. Rambis J. Worthy K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation   M. Cooper M. McGee B. McAdoo C. Nevitt
Rotation   R. Lester L. Spriggs M. Kupchak  
Lim PT     J. Wilkes   E. Jones

1984-1985 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers62-20-
2Portland Trail Blazers42-4020
3Phoenix Suns36-4626
4Seattle SuperSonics31-5131
5Los Angeles Clippers31-5131
6Golden State Warriors22-6040

1984-1985 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1985)
Magic Johnson All-NBA First Team (1985)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA Second Team (1985)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Month (Feb 85)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Player Of The Week (03/24/85)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Week (02/17/85)
Michael Cooper All-NBA Defensive First Team (1985)
Magic Johnson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1985)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1985)

1984-1985 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 79 33.3 22.0 7.9 3.2 0.8 2.1 2.5
James Worthy 80 33.7 17.6 6.4 2.5 1.1 0.8 2.5
Magic Johnson 77 36.1 18.3 6.2 12.6 1.5 0.3 4.0
Byron Scott 81 28.5 16.0 2.6 3.0 1.2 0.2 1.7
Mike McGee 76 15.4 10.2 2.2 0.9 0.5 0.1 1.1
Michael Cooper 82 26.7 8.6 3.1 5.2 1.1 0.6 1.9
Bob McAdoo 66 19.0 10.5 4.5 1.0 0.3 0.8 1.4
Larry Spriggs 75 17.2 6.7 3.0 1.8 0.6 0.2 1.5
Kurt Rambis 82 19.7 5.2 6.4 0.8 1.0 0.6 1.2
Jamaal Wilkes 42 18.1 8.3 2.2 1.0 0.5 0.1 1.2
Mitch Kupchak 58 12.3 5.3 3.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.8
Ronnie Lester 32 8.7 2.8 0.8 2.5 0.5 0.1 1.0
Chuck Nevitt 11 5.4 1.1 1.8 0.3 0.0 1.4 0.9
Earl Jones 2 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

1984-1985 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Michael Cooper was selected as the #16 pick in the 3 Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Michael Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1978. Michael Cooper re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1980. Michael Cooper signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 1, 1982.

Magic Johnson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1979. Magic Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1984.

Earl Jones was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Earl Jones signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 15, 1984.

Mike McGee was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Mike McGee signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1981.

James Worthy was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. James Worthy signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1982.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Byron Scott, the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the San Diego Clippers on October 10, 1983. Byron Scott signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 16, 1983.

Acquired via Trade

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 16, 1975. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 1, 1983. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 1, 1985.

Bob McAdoo was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New Jersey Nets on December 24, 1981. Bob McAdoo re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 2, 1982.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mitch Kupchak signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 23, 1981.

Ronnie Lester signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 28, 1984.

Chuck Nevitt signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 5, 1985. Chuck Nevitt re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 15, 1985. Chuck Nevitt re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 25, 1985.

Kurt Rambis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 13, 1981. Kurt Rambis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 10, 1983.

Larry Spriggs signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 7, 1983.

Jamaal Wilkes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 11, 1977.

1984-1985 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner, Majority Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Jim Perzik General Counsel 1979-1980 N/A
Pat Riley Head Coach 1981-1982 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1982)
Bill Bertka Assistant Coach 1981-1982 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1974 to 1976)
Dave Wohl Assistant Coach 1982-1983 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1979 to 1982)
Jerry West General Manager 1982-1983 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1982)
Rudy Garciduenas Director of International Scouting 1984-1985 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A
Lawrence Tanter Public Address Announcer 1981-1982 N/A