Old-school rivals: The 2008 NBA Finals pit Lakers vs. Celtics

Monday, June 02, 2008

The 2008 NBA Finals begin later this week. ESPN's Lisa Salters has the highlights from Friday's Eastern Conference finals and a preview of Thursday's showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. The two teams last met in the finals 21 years ago when Magic Johnson's Lakers defeated Larry Bird's Celtics. Were you a Celtics fan or a Lakers fan in the heat of that rivalry? Tell us your 80s basketball stories, and tune in later in the week to hear what everyone else had to say.

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The "Beat LA" actually began as a chant supporting the Philadelphia 76ers.
With 26 seconds to go in Game 7 of the 1982 Eastern Conference finals at the old Garden and the Sixers pulling away from the soon-to-be ex champs, the crowd began to chant the now-famous phrase. Philadelphia, after all, would be facing the hated Lakers in the NBA Finals.
That was my favorite moment is the NBA of the 1980s. I also loved it every time Kurt Rambus got put on his butt.

Jun. 02 2008 08:28 PM

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