Game 7 loss stirs memories for Magic

Historically, the Lakers have had their share of Game 7 disappointments

Updated: June 17, 2010, 9:55 PM ET
By Steve Springer | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Magic Johnson spent the entire summer of 1984 in his house.

Never left the property. Didn't want to go anywhere. Didn't want to see anyone.

Such is the pain and isolation that can result from a loss in a Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Johnson took that defeat particularly hard because of his own disappointing role in the Boston Celtics' 111-102 victory over the Lakers at Boston Garden, the last time these two teams met in a seventh game.


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