Lakers Moments: Abdul-Jabbar and Bird, head-to-head
It's a fight: In Game 4 of the 1984 NBA championship series, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Larry Bird exchanged angry words following some rough play. The two had to be seperated not only by the referee, but also by teammates, including the goggled Kurt Rambis (far right).
The Lakers ended up losing the game in overtime, 129-125. Sadly, the Celtics prevailed in the Finals and went on to win the title in seven games.
Read more about the 1984 season in All Things Lakers, the Los Angeles Times’ interactive database of all things purple and gold.
-- Sarah Ardalani
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