LA Lakers Vs Golden State Warriors NBA Trivia

Dean Riley - 09 Feb 2022

The LA Lakers and the Golden State Warriors about to go head-to-head on the hardwood on Feb. 13 have something special in common indeed: the undying and loyal love and support of their fans.

And to help NBA fans celebrate their beloved players and teams, we’ve come up with a premium selection of top trivia about each team.

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LA Lakers – Did You Know?

  1. A certain Lakers player was drafted twice by LA. Who was he?

Elgin Baylor. First drafted in the 14th round of the NBA Draft of 1956, Baylor was drafted once more by the same franchise in 1958 – the second time round as No. 1 overall pick.

  1. Which Laker made the famous “skyhook” shot a thing?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. With his signature “skyhook” shot, Abdul-Jabbar positioned himself as one of the top scorers in all the league. Notable too is that his special shot turned into a key instalment in the so-called “Showtime” era of Los Angeles basketball.

  1. The Lakers experienced a particularly dry time during the 1960s. How many NBA championships did they win during this decade?

Zero. During the 1960s, LA made the NBA Finals six times, but lost each and every series to the Celtics – hence the beginning of one of the most famous rivalries in basketball.

  1. In 2008, the Lakers traded a player for his older brother. Who was that player?

Marc Gasol. Selected by LA in the 2007 NBA Draft, Gasol’s rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a deal that involved his older brother, Pau.

  1. The Lakers had an interesting beginning as a franchise. With the purchase of which disbanded team did it all begin for them?

The Detroit Gems were disbanded in 1947, and were purchased and renamed the Minneapolis Lakers. They later became the LA Lakers.

Wacky Warriors Trivia

  1. On March 2, 1962, a Warriors player scored 100 points in a single game. Who was that player?

Wilt Chamberlain. He remains the only player to have scored an incredible 100 games in a single NBA game.

  1. Who became the first Warriors player to win the coveted NBA Rookie of the Year Award?

Woody Sauldsberry. While only drafted in the 8th round of the 1957 NBA Draft, Sauldsberry averaged 12.8 points and 10.3 rebounds during his very first season with the Warriors.

  1. What was the first jersey ever retired by the Golden State Warriors?

Legend Tom Meschery’s #14 jersey was retired by the Warriors on October 13, 1967.

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