News By/Courtesy: Rajnish Suman | 16 May 2019 23:40pm IST

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  • Larry and Johnson has been great rivals in the 1980s with their teams fighting for supremacy in basketball
  • The duo to be awarded the honor on 24th June in a ceremony that would be held at Los Angeles
  • Both of these players have won the NBA title three times during their career

The exceptional rival duo of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird will be awarded the NBA lifetime honor together. Magic and John were fierce rivals during the 1980s as their team Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics fought for the top position in the basketball league. Both of these players have won the NBA title three times during their career and have also gained their position in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. Johnson and Bird's rivalry captured the imagination of basketball fans during their heyday and helped drive the success of the modern NBA. Both spent their entire careers with one team, Johnson winning five NBA crowns with the Lakers and Bird three with the Celtics. The rivalry duo also made it to the USA Basketball’s 1992 gold medal-winning “Dream Team.” Before Magic and Larry, the two former recipients of this award are Bill Russell (2017) and Oscar Robertson (2018). The exceptional rivalry of Johnson and Bird made the fans go awestruck in the 80s and helped in the progress of the modern day NBA game. This has been wonderful that both these rivals will receive the award together. The duo will be awarded the honor on 24th June in a ceremony that would be held at Los Angeles

Section Editor: Puja Jakhar | 16 May 2019 23:49pm IST


Tags : #NBA #Basketball #Larry #Johnson LarryJohnsonRivalry #LifetimeNBAHonour

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