On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: May 16, The Los Angeles Lakers Won Their Seventh Championship

Nov 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former pro basketball players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson attend a ceremony unveiling the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

1980 – With a 123-107 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers won their seventh championship. Magic Johnson had game-highs with 42 points scored and 14 free throws made in the win.

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