This Day In Basketball History: June - The Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston, in Game 6 to win the NBA Finals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is unanimously voted NBA Finals MVP; at Abdul-Jabbar is the oldest player ever to gain the honor.
NGLEWOOD, CA - Earvin "Magic" Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait with the NBA Championship trophy in 1985 Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 1985 (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) 1985 NBAE
May 1987 - Magic Johnson won his first of what would be three NBA MVP's. He was first guard to win the prestigious honor since Oscar Robertson in He posted averages of ppg and a league-leading assists.
Nicknamed the "Black Mamba", Kobe is an American professional basketball player for the LA Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships.