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Celtics - Lakers 30 for 30 on ESPN tonight at 8:00 PM

A story about a storied rivalry.

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ESPN’s 30 for 30 will do a deep dive into the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, starting tonight at 8:00 PM EST.

This series has been long awaited and should provide an interesting trip down memory lane for fans of both sides and NBA fans in general.

Steve Bulpett got a preview and gives his account at the Herald—here’s his teaser

Just close all your windows, turn up the heat and dive into “Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies,” the latest ESPN 30 for 30 documentary. With three hours the first night for parts 1 and 2 and two more hours Wednesday for part 3, viewing will be an endurance test of sorts as it reminds/educates one on the history of the rivalry from the 1960s through the two Finals meetings in this century. Most of the attention is given to the 1980s wars, likely because there is more and better video to support the story and because the 2008 and 2010 renewals didn’t have nearly the same passion.

Feel free to use the comments section below to react to the show(s) and discuss with each other.

Bonus reading:

Celtics vs. Lakers ranks as greatest North American pro sports team rivalry - CelticsBlog
With the recent historic Celtics-Lakers game, let’s revisit this storied rivalry and compare it to those of other North American sports teams.

Thrill-ogy of titanic title Game 4's highlighted Celtic/Laker epic NBA Finals showdowns of the mid 1980s - CelticsBlog
Numerous dubious calls in 2nd half helped Lakers rally from 16 points down to win a one-point epic. Relive how fatigue, bad calls and bad luck helped Boston lose its chance to tie the rubber match series 2-2 in the final epic of their 1980s showdowns.

Remembering the 1985 Memorial Day Massacre (Celtics vs. Lakers) - CelticsBlog
An underrated supersub bombed LA with perfect accuracy in Game 1 of the '85 Finals rematch; Lakers fans don't want to remember Memorial Day Massacre at hands of heated rival

Revisiting and analyzing the Epic 1984 NBA Finals - CelticsBlog
Many misconceptions abound regarding the classic 1984 NBA Finals seven-game epic. Relive how Larry Bird got his revenge at the expense of arch-rival Earvin Johnson and the Lakers in arguably the greatest, most dramatic and controversial Finals ever.

CelticsBlog Trivia: Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson quiz - CelticsBlog
Friends and rivals.

CelticsBlog Trivia: Celtics vs. Lakers quiz - CelticsBlog
Good guys vs. bad guys

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