Lakers & Celtics: Classic Rivalry Renewed

Foes throughout the 1980s, Boston and L.A. meet for the first time since 1987.

2008 NBA Finals

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As the NBA's cross-coastal rivalry played out on the court, legislators on Capitol Hill battled with GOP President Reagan under the Democratic leadership of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill (Mass.) and Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (W. Va), who lead the two houses of Congress in 1987. (Getty Images)
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