Yesterday Phillip discussed the Lakers’ point guard woes and wondered whether or not a viable upgrade was attainable going into next season. It’s an intense discussion as the Lakers certainly are lacking at the position and will need improved play from that spot to give the team more balance and a better chance to hurt teams that decide to overplay the talent the Lakers possess at other positions.
Today, though, I’m not focussing on what the Lakers will do in the future at PG but rather the greatness that they once had. Today, for all of our viewing pleasure, NBA TV has decided to show some classic games where one Earvin “Magic” Johnson showed why he’s one of the all time greats not only at point guard, but at any position. So at 2:30 pm PT tune in today and catch Magic’s epic performance from game 6 of the 1980 Finals:
And at 5pm PT, check see Magic lead the Lakers to a 3-1 series lead over the Celtics in the 1987 Finals, hitting the ultimate dagger in the closing seconds with a baby sky hook.
And lastly at 10pm PT you can watch him drop a triple double on the Warriors in the 1991 playoffs to close out the series. Just some fantastic performances that remind us all what we once had at PG. So, at least for one day, forget about how the Lakers will fix next season’s problems and instead revel in the glorious play of the best that ever ran the show from the “one”.