Found April 09, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Most think of this play when they think of the 1984 Finals, but there was so much more to that victory. By Cort Reynolds The 1984 NBA championship series is arguably the greatest Finals in league history. Definitely the best I have ever seen, and it had everything: great play from all-time great players, drama, controversy, thrilling finishes, multiple overtimes, strategy, conspiracy theories, many thrust-and-parry adjustments, racial tension, more twists and turns than a soap opera, a dramatic finish and more. In their fifth season, arch-rivals Larry Bird and Earvin Johnson finally met in the title round for the first of three epic championship showdowns. In their first four seasons one or the other had been in the Finals, but never at the same time. The Celtic/Laker rivalry was the defining sports rivalry of the decade that transcended the game, and captured a nation's imagination with its many-layered subplots, headlined by the Bird-Johnson duel, with undeniable racial o...
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