Nov. 7 , 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers former coach Bill Sharman before the start of the press conference held by the Magic Johnson foundation at the Staples Center. 20 years to the date Irvin “Magic” Johnson (not pictured) announced his HIV status and retirement from the NBA. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
1972 – With a 114-100 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the New York Knicks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers won the championship. Bill Sharman coached this 1972 Lakers team, and it was his only NBA title. Gail Goodrich had a team-high 25 points in that game.
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