Yesterday marked the date that the Los Angeles Lakers retired Earvin Magic Johnson's #32.
Looking around the office we found an article that we thought you'd like to check out. It's from a 1979-80 Basketball Special publication. The headline reads "Will 'Magic' Act Transform Lakers Into Champs?" Read the spread below to find out the steps Jerry Buss took to bring Johnson on board in the hopes that he could play a part in restoring the Lakers to their previous stature.
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We've been holding on to this gem, waiting for the right time to post it. Congratulations to the Lakers for winning their 15th NBA Champrionship.
Can the 2008 - 09 Lakers please do something as great as this?
On June 9, 1985, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics to win their ninth NBA championship. Led by playoff MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Lakers won the series 4 - 2, taking the decisive sixth game at Boston Garden. It was the first time in Garden history that the guys in green had to watch an opposing team celebrate a championship on their home floor.
This series was such a classic that NBA TV has compiled the Top Ten plays from this legendary battle. Whether you're reminiscing or seeing these spectacular highlights for the first time, enjoy.
1984 - 85 Los Angeles Lakers
Coach: Pat Riley
Congratulations to the Lakers on winning the first game of the Western Conference Finals. We have nothing against the 2008-09 Lakers, but around here we're kind of partial to these Lakers.
Great video, made even greater by the music selection: Midas Touch by Midnight Star, Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead and Love Come Down by Evelyn "Champagne" King. Classic.