As I watched the show 30 for 30: Best of enemies, which highlighted the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers during the eighties. This rivalry was heightened even more so because of the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson rivalry that began with the 1979 NCAA championship game between Bird’s Indiana State team and Johnson’s Michigan State team. These two were the best players in college basketball then and everything just stemmed over into the NBA when they both entered the league in the 1979-80 season.
The show presented in-depth the three years that the two teams played for the NBA title; 1984, 1985 and 1987. It was a very good program and worth watching again and again. I was always a Lakers fan going back to when the Lakers had Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor. I never was a Celtic fan, but I did respect the fact that they had Bill Russell back in the day and won all of those championships. This is a show that any basketball fan should watch.