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Exactly 45 Years since The Great ’71-72 Lakers Won It All

May 7, 2017

It was exactly 45 years ago today, that the Los Angeles Lakers completed one of the greatest single seasons in any major sport, by winning the NBA Title, their first in Los Angeles, with a home (114-100) victory vs the New York Knicks in game 5 of the finals on a Sunday night at The Forum in L.A.

The Knicks had defeated the Lakers in game 7 of the NBA finals to win their first crown by almost the same score (113-99) just two years earlier.

This was the second title for playoffs MVP, Wilt Chamberlain and the first and only as a player for another great, Jerry West.

The Lakers had a regular season record of (69-13) a record until “Chi” broke it in 1996. They won 33 straight games which is still a record in any of the four major sports leagues. It was quite a team and a remarkable season.

 

Wilt and Jerry West, two of the greatest ever.

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