Move over, Magic; L.A. is Kobe's town

After Game 7 win over Boston Celtics, Bryant passes Magic as greatest Laker ever

Originally Published: June 18, 2010
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine

LOS ANGELES -- I grew up idolizing Magic Johnson. Before he even got to the league, he stole my heart from Dr. J with alley-oop passes to Greg Kelser and by foiling Larry Bird in the historic 1979 NCAA title game.

He also put together the greatest single-game performance in NBA history. Not only did he stack up 42 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in Game 6 of the 1980 Finals to lead the Lakers to the championship over Philadelphia, but there's so much else to consider: the stakes, ...

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