This will be the 11th time in NBA history that the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics will meet in the NBA Finals. The Celtics own a heavy advantage in those previous series, winning eight out of the first 10 meetings. In the spirit of this rivalry renewed ESPN Classic will be airing six famous games that spread across the three NBA Finals matchups between the two teams in the 1980s. It's a chance to relive the battles between NBA legends Larry Bird and Magic Johnson as the 2008 NBA Finals approach.
Below is the schedule on ESPN Classic to be aired just days before the NBA Finals tips off: