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  1. Time to turn back the clock

    Chris Broussard

    After limping in from my rec league game Monday night, I plopped onto my couch and turned on ESPN Classic. I knew they'd be showing some vintage Lakers-Celtics footage. Boy was I happy when I saw Magic pushing the ball up court in Game 4 of the 1984 ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2008
  2. Mikan was first pro to dominate the post

    George Mikan, professional basketball's first dominant big man who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, has died at the age of 80.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 02, 2005
  3. Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn dies at 85

    Play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn, who made phrases like "slam dunk" and "air ball" common basketball expressions during his 42-year career with the Lakers, died Aug. 5. He was 85.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 05, 2002
  4. 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
  5. March Moments

    March 1 Baseball: 1969: The Mick calls it quits. Mickey Mantle, the 37-year-old slugger for the New York Yankees, announces his retirement with a total lack of emotion. He has neither a lump in his throat nor a tear in his eye at his press conferen...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 05, 2000
  6. West was also-ran champion

    Bob Carter

    Jerry West was a 14-time All-Star selection as a player and the architect of the Lakers' championship teams in the 1980s as an executive. SportsCentury: Jerry West airs Sunday at 8 am ET.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2000