Champions: Lakers Fulfill Riley’s Repeat Pledge (Jun-21-1988)

June 1987 In their third battle in the NBA finals in four years, the Los Angeles Lakers won the rubber match beating the Boston Celtics 4-2.  During the victory parade in Los Angeles, Lakers coach Pat Riley guaranteed a repeat. Laker guard Byron Scott believed it was a brilliant move. Guaranteeing a championship was the… Read More Champions: Lakers Fulfill Riley’s Repeat Pledge (Jun-21-1988)

Jun-1-1994: Reggie, Spike, the Knicks and the Birth of a Rivalry

The year 1994 was a significant year for basketball, since it was the first of the two years that the NBA’s three-time reigning king – Michael Jordan – instead played for the Chicago White Sox.  One potential heir was Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks, who actually had led Jordan’s Bulls 2-0 in the… Read More Jun-1-1994: Reggie, Spike, the Knicks and the Birth of a Rivalry