This Day In Basketball History: June - The Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston, in Game 6 to win the NBA Finals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is unanimously voted NBA Finals MVP; at Abdul-Jabbar is the oldest player ever to gain the honor.
Their streak of 8 in a row is by far the best streak in NBA Finals history. Led by the legendary Bill Russell, the Celtics won every championship from 1959 to This is considered one of the most dominant dynasties in all of American sports
April 23, 1969 - Jerry West of Los Angeles scored 53 points as the Lakers edged Boston 120-118 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, a series won by the Celtics in seven games. The 53 points by West ranked as the highest-scoring game by a guard in NBA Finals history, before Chicago's Michael Jordan scored 55 points against Phoenix in Game 4 of the 1993 Finals, a 111-105 Bulls win over the Suns.