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Lakers' Magic-al moment remembered

Updated: May 16, 2010, 11:51 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

On May 16, 1980, a rookie named Magic Johnson lined up at the center circle for the opening tip of Game 6 of the Finals in place of the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The act served as the tipping point to a run of unprecedented success by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Forty-two points, 15 rebounds and seven assists later on that fateful day, Johnson had the first of his three Finals MVP awards and his team lifted the Larry O'Brien Trophy as the last guys standing for the first of five times ...

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