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  1. Plain and simple, Bird one of the best

    Larry Schwartz

    Larry Bird is the only non-center to win three consecutive MVP awards in the NBA.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 07, 2001
  2. Light It Up: Celts win eighth straight NBA title

    Larry Schwartz

    The Celtics beat the Lakers, 95-93, in Game 7 in Boston, enabling Red Auerbach to light one last victory cigar and retire as coach with his eighth consecutive NBA title and ninth in 10 years.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 25, 2001
  3. A fan-tastic NBA beginning and a fond farewell

    Larry Schwartz

    The Lakers beat the Syracuse Nationals four games to two in the first NBA Finals as George Mikan scores 40 points in a 110-95 win in 1950. In 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his final NBA regular season game, scoring 10 and helping the Lakers win 121-117.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 22, 2001
  4. Baylor pockets an NBA Finals record 61 points

    Larry Schwartz

    Elgin Baylor scores an NBA Finals record 61 points in the Lakers' 126-121 Game 5 victory in Boston.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 11, 2001
  5. Lakers set then NBA record with 69 wins

    Larry Schwartz

    The Lakers set an old NBA season record with 69 victories when they defeat the Sonics, 124-98.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 24, 2001
  6. Pete Maravich's 68 points a record

    Larry Schwartz

    Pete Maravich scores 68 points to set an NBA record for points in a game by a guard in the Jazz's 124-107 victory over the Knicks in New Orleans.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 22, 2001
  7. Wilt first to score 30,000 points

    Larry Schwartz

    Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first in NBA history to score 30,000 points.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 14, 2001
  8. A Magical Return - All-Star MVP

    Larry Schwartz

    Three months after retiring from the L.A. Lakers because he learned he was HIV positive, Magic Johnson plays in the NBA All-Star Game. Johnson takes MVP honors by scoring 25 points and passing out nine assists to lead the West to a 153-113 victory.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 07, 2001
  9. Do you believe in Magic? LA does

    Larry Schwartz

    Despite being HIV positive, Magic Johnson returns to the Los Angeles Lakers and contributes 19 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists in a 128-118 win over Golden State.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | January 27, 2001
  10. Kareem helps put end to Lakers streak

    Larry Schwartz

    The Lakers 33-game winning streak comes to an end in a 120-104 loss to Milwaukee. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar outscores 35-year-old Wilt Chamberlain 39-15 and has more rebounds (20 to 12), more blocked shots (10 to 6) and more assists (5 to 2).

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | January 07, 2001
  11. Lakers set major pro sports win record

    Larry Schwartz

    The Lakers set a major league professional sports record of 27 consecutive victories with a 127-120 win over the Bullets in Baltimore. They will go on to win 33 straight before losing to the Milwaukee Bucks.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 19, 2000
  12. Not so lucky seven ends Kareem's streak

    Larry Schwartz

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is held to only seven points by his former Bucks team, breaking his NBA record streak of 787 consecutive games in which he scored in double figures, in an 85-83 Lakers loss to Milwaukee.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 02, 2000
  13. Magic contracts HIV, forced to retire

    Larry Schwartz

    Magic Johnson, 32, retires from the NBA. The Lakers guard announces that he has contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | November 04, 2000
  14. Dr. J was Air before Jordan

    Larry Schwartz

    Signature Game May 31, 1983 - After the 76ers lost the 1977 Finals to Portland, management responded by telling the city of Philadelphia, "We Owe You One." The ill-fated campaign was still out there after the 76ers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in ...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000
  15. Kareem just kept on winning

    Larry Schwartz

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won three straight New York City Catholic high school championships, three consecutive NCAA championships at UCLA, and six NBA titles.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000