Larry Bird vs. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes a back seat in 1984 NBA Finals

The Boston Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors in the 2022 NBA Finals, so they missed out on raising the 18 banner. Instead of focusing on what was supposed to be the NBA’s best No. 18 banner, we’ll take a look back at Boston’s No. 15.

That happened in 1984 against the rival Los Angeles Lakers. For the first time since 1969, opponents have met in a championship game. The Celtics had to fight their way back into the series as the Lakers dominated the game early and threatened to break the series.

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