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Magic Johnson Puts Lakers Over the Top

March 6, 2010 |  1:00 pm

March 6, 1980, Lakers


March 6, 1980: Magic Johnson has one of his best rookie nights. “It was the most entertaining garbage-time basketball since Hot Rod Hundley wore a Laker uniform,” Scott Ostler says of the Lakers’ victory over Kansas City, 117-101. 

On the jump, Jim Murray on Amy Alcott.

March 6, 1980, Jim Murray 

March 6, 1980, Lakers

“I just try to get the job done,” Magic Johnson says.