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This Day In Sports History: Celtics vs Lakers

By Rudy Ortiz on June 10, 2020
19 Feb 1988: Guard Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball as Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport

On this day in 1984, The Boston Celtics defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals to renew their legendary rivalry. This was the first time that Larry Bird and Magic Johnson met in the championship round and the beginning of a new decade of dominance by the Celtics. Click here to read more about this legendary matchup.