On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: May 23, The Beat L.A. Chant was Born



1982 – In Game 7 of the 1982 Eastern Conference Finals, the Philadelphia 76ers had a double-digit lead on the Boston Celtics with less than a minute remaining at the Boston Garden. After the teams pulled their starters with 26 seconds left, the Boston crowd began in unison, “Beat L.A. Beat L.A. Beat L.A.” Although the Celtics were not moving onto the NBA Finals, their fans did not want the rival Los Angeles Lakers to be victorious.

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