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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The Lakers of the '80s, led by the core of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, left, James Worthy, center, and Magic Johnson, right, initiated a new brand of basketball in the NBA: Showtime.

With a killer fast-break offense, Kareem's hook shots, Worthy's power dunks and Magic's, well, magic, the late-1980s Lakers dazzled their fans and decimated their opponents, winning three championships (they won five over the course of the decade). (Andrew D. Bernstein/ NBAE via Getty Images)

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