1972 NBA Finals: LA Lakers vs. New York Knicks

1972 NBA Finals: LA Lakers vs. New York Knicks

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The 1972 NBA Finals was the played at the conclusion of the 1971-72 NBA season. The Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Eastern Conference Champion New York Knicks in five games. The Los Angeles Lakers got their first NBA championship since the Lakers moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis. New York had dethroned the 1968-69 NBA Champion Boston Celtics to get to their second NBA Finals appearance (the first being in the 1969-70 season when the Knicks edged out the Lakers in Game 7).

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    gin: Thanks for posting. I love the way fans use to charge the court at the end of games like this. At 1:49, is Wilt waving to the crowd or to the fans? It looks like Frazier's tip in is clean, so I don't think he has an argument with the ref.

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    In Game 4, Wilt played all 53 minutes (48 minutes + 5 O/T). And so did the KNicks Jerry Lucas. In Game 3 of the series, Happy Hairston and Wilt both recorded 20 rebounds.

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    Well, if that is what he's complaining about, then again he has no legitimate argument. At 1:41 you can clearly see that no one has boxed out Frazier. He's just waiting for the ball as it hits the rim. Wilt is a few feet away.

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    Good! After how many years he has played with the Lakers, and how much he has meant to the team. Elgn Baylor MORE than deserved to get a Ring back in 1972, even if he retired only 9 games into the Season.

    And as for Chick Hearn, obviously he got a Ring. Everytime the Lakers won a World Championship(9 during his Broadcasting ERA) Chick Hearn got a Ring with everyone else in the Laker Organization. And I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Jerry Buss might want to send a Ring to the Hearn Family.

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    @Johnnyroeinski You would be ecstatic if D-Wade, LeBron, or Bosh signed with your shitty Knicks squad… Stop being such a crybaby and accept that your franchise is going to have to struggle through another decade of below .500 seasons

    Go HEAT~

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    @83tilinfinity And did the entire City of Los Angeles participate in the riots after this previous Lakers Championship? I know that I didn't! I was at home watching it in the news, like a good majority of the entire County(Not City) of Los Angeles. I am not lying when I say that Los Angeles Sports Fans do have class!

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    @Johnnyroeinski Just because you got Amare Stoudamire dosen't mean that you can finally toot your own horn! You guys are almost The Boston Red Sox of Basketball. It's been so long since your Knicks ever won a Championship. Has it been 86 years yet? No, wait. 1973 is just almost 40 years ago. You're nearly halfway there!

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    @83tilinfinity You got a point there! Back in my day, Los Angeles was excited and calm from ever Laker Championship won in the Magic Johnson days of the Lakers. And some of us "Old School People" are still the same we were "Back in the Forum days" as you put it.

    But you have to understand, Los Angeles is a Gang Infested City, and the Rioters you are seeing are the Young Gangbanging Punks who probably have nothing else to do but to riot on Los Angeles, and a bunch of Idiots following suit.

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    @taliesen1953 Oh yeah, during a time when the Lakers were in a deep rebuilding mode, those Celtics really "Kicked Ass". Why didn't the Celtics play this 1972 Lakers team? The Lakers would have beaten the shit out of them! NO DOUBT!

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    @Jiltedin2007 …you can't be serious !! the celtics were kicking the Fakers ass for 25 years untill they finally broke the string in 84……you must be too young to remember year after year of Faker losses to the GREEN……..I actually started feeling sorry for West, Baylor, etc……..and was happy they finally beat the f''..ing Knicks in this 72 series

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    @taliesen1953 Yes I could be serious! And obviously you must be a Hardcore Bostonian to be hating anything that has to do with New York. The Lakers record 33 Game Winning Streak during the 1972 Season is STILL the Longest Winning Streak in Professional Sports. This was the Greatest Lakers Team in Lakers History. Not even the Celtics could have stopped this team.

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    @13war25 And who did the New York Knicks beat in the Eastern Conference Championship to face the Lakers in the 1973 NBA Finals? Think about that one for a while before you come on a Lakers Video and talk your Celtic Shit.

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    @ch501ris Yes, Ex-Celtic Great Bill Sharman did coach that 1972 Lakers Team, and later became General Manager of the Lakers before Jerry West. The L.A. Boy from Southern Cal came back to his hometown. And before he started coaching the Lakers in 1972, he also coached the ABA Los Angeles Stars to the ABA Finals back in 1970. And if I'm not mistaken, another "Ex-Celtic Great" was Bill Sharman's Assistant Coach back in 1972 by the name of K.C. Jones.

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    @ch501ris Upsets do happen, and that's what was the motivation the Lakers needed to go 65-17 and steamroll through the Western Conference. Once they faced the Celtics in the NBA Finals, the Lakers beat them like they weren't there! The only 2 wins the Celtics got in that series were both in Boston.

    Talk to you later.

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    In the year 2020, LA is going to have 3 to 4 Baseball teams, Hocky Teams and Football teams. Who are you going to have Your Kid to Root For? Are You counting how many Cars will be turned over on Championship Parades in the future? Just think about it!

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