NBA Lockout Classics: Dr. J vs. Magic & Kareem, 1982 NBA Finals, Game 6.
Yesterday we had a game that featured Jordan, Pippen, Kobe and Shaq. That’s such a surreal game, if you think about it. Four legends sharing the same court, battling for a lot more than just a ‘W’, especially between MJ and Kobe. Today we have Kareem, Magic, the man that no one can hate even with his terrible ESPN commentary, and Dr. J, one of the greatest players that people forget about.
Lakers came into this game leading the series 3-2 after stealing the first game of the Finals on the road. Dr. J put up 30 points while Magic went for 13-13-13.
Philly and Los Angeles would meet again the following year in the 1983 NBA Finals, where Philly would sweep Magic and the Lakers in the infamous “Fo-fo-fo" Sixers’ championship run.
This game predates Basketball-Reference’s boxscore database but here’s the Wiki page for the series.
Tomorrow we’ll have some classic Jordan vs. ‘Nique action.