Members of the Los Angeles Lakers — Norm Nixon (10), Mitch Kupchak (41), Michael Cooper (21), coach Paul Westhead, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), Jamaal Wilkes (52) and Magic Johnson (32) — sit in a classroom during an Oct. 1981 SI photo shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)
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Reblogging just because, what, Kareem couldn’t be bothered to put on his playing shoes?
Magic stabbed Westhead in the back, “accidentally”, with scissors right after this class photo was taken. The school was then forced to bring in a substitute named Pat Riley, who had formerly read the announcements over the P.A. system.