1979-80 NBA season

  • Champion team: Los Angeles Lakers |
  • Season MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar |
  • Scoring leader: George Gervin

1979-80 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1980

NBA Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  4  Philadelphia 76ers (E)  2

NBA Finals MVP: Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)

Main players: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jamaal Wilkes (Los Angeles Lakers), Julius Erving, Darryl Dawkins, Caldwell Jones (Philadelphia 76ers).

Best players for the 1979-80 NBA season

Regular Season MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA first team: Paul Westphal (Phoenix Suns), George Gervin (San Antonio Spurs), Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers), Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA second team: Dennis Johnson (Seattle SuperSonics), Gus Williams (Seattle SuperSonics), Marques Johnson (Milwaukee Bucks), Dan Roundfield (Atlanta Hawks), Moses Malone (Houston Rockets).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsGeorge GervinSGSan Antonio Spurs33.1
ReboundsSwen NaterCSan Diego Clippers15.0
BlocksKareem Abdul-JabbarCLos Angeles Lakers3.4
AssistsM. Ray RichardsonG/FNew York Knicks10.2
StealsM. Ray RichardsonG/FNew York Knicks3.2
EfficiencyJulius ErvingF/GPhiladelphia 76ers25.4
3-point field goalsBrian TaylorPG/SGSan Diego Clippers90

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1979-80 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar820.510.18/16.8760.30.00/0.010.04.44/5.8076.60.10.10.00.00.00.3
Moses Malone820.59.49/18.8950.20.00/0.070.06.87/9.5571.90.20.00.00.00.00.3
Julius Erving780.510.74/20.6951.90.05/0.2619.25.38/6.8578.50.10.10.00.00.00.3
George Gervin780.513.13/24.8752.80.41/1.3131.36.47/7.6085.10.10.00.00.00.00.4
Larry Bird820.48.45/17.8447.40.71/1.7440.83.67/4.3983.60.10.10.00.00.00.3
Magic Johnson770.56.53/12.3253.00.09/0.4022.54.86/6.0081.00.10.10.00.10.00.2
Dan Issel820.48.72/17.2750.50.05/0.1533.36.30/8.1377.50.10.00.00.00.00.3
Marques Johnson770.58.95/16.4554.40.03/0.1225.03.78/4.7879.10.10.00.00.00.00.3
Swen Nater810.45.47/9.8655.50.00/0.020.02.42/3.3771.80.20.00.00.00.00.2
Bill Cartwright820.58.11/14.8254.70.00/0.000,05.50/6.9079.70.10.00.00.00.00.3

More awards

Citizenship award: Austin Carr (Cleveland Cavaliers).

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