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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Celtic and Lakers
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Lakers and Celtics
Lakers and Celtics
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Celtic and Lakers
Celtic and Lakers
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Celtic and Lakers
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Lakers and Celtics
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Pat Riley's illustrious head coaching career began on the Los Angeles Lakers' sidelines in the middle of the 1982 season, when he replaced ousted coach Paul Westhead and led his team to the championship. He remained in L.A. for another eight seasons, winning another three rings.

Riley left the Lakers after the 1989-90 season, but returned to coaching in 1991, when he took over for the New York Knicks; in 1995 he bolted for the Miami Heat, winning a title with the team in 2006. He stepped down from coaching last year, but remains the Heat's president. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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