Let Chick Hearn's description of a classic victory over the Celtics take the edge off your Monday
UPDATE: A few people have asked us about viewing summer league games (because for some, merely reading about Tony Gaffney isn't enough). Click here for the link to the NBA's webcasting portal. It's not free anymore, but what is these days? BK
These vids were sent along to us at blog HQ over the weekend and Lakers fans will undoubtedly enjoy watching, particularly early on a Monday afternoon when there's far too much time to kill before the end of the work week. It's Chick Hearn's call of Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals against the Celtics (i.e. Magic's hook to win) dropped in over the TV broadcast. Very cool, and filled with calls uniquely Chick you may not have heard before.
Part I here, Part II below the jump. I also tossed in a link to a long interview Kareem Abdul-Jabbar conducted recently with Fox Sports Radio that's worth a listen.
Obviously Lakers fans loved the outcome, but putting that aside it was an amazing game. Basketball at an incredibly high level. (As an aside, I wish the audio had been preserved in that old Bruce Willis, Seagram's Wine Cooler ad. Just sayin'.)
Part II, which includes Chick's call of Magic's iconic shot: