“David Stern rigged Game 6 of 1984 NBA Finals to help Magic Johnson’s Lakers”: When Larry Bird accused the then-commissioner of manipulating the finals

The 1984 NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Lakers was an action-packed thriller, going down to the wire. However, Larry Bird believed David Stern misused his powers and rigged Game 6 to help Magic Johnson force a seventh game.…

“1984 NBA Finals were all about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird”: How comparisons between the Lakers and Celtics legends reached fever pitch during the 84 showdown

The build-up to the 1984 NBA Finals seemed more of a contest between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird than their respective teams. It is next to impossible not to mention the Lakers-Celtics rivalry when we talk about iconic rivals in…

“Magic Johnson or Tragic Johnson?”: How the Lakers legend’s collapses helped Larry Bird and his Celtics win the 1984 NBA Finals

Lakers legend Magic Johnson had a series of choke moments during the 1984 NBA Finals, costing the Lakers a shot at the NBA title. The series earned him a new nickname known as Tragic Johnson. Magic Johnson is arguably the…