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Anniversary of ‘Beat L.A.’

Posted By Jessica Camerato On May 23, 2009 @ 7:32 pm In General | 2 Comments

The chant that carried the Boston Celtics [1] through last season’s NBA Finals [2] originated 27 years ago today. On May 23, 1982 the Philadelphia 76ers [3] were on the verge of eliminating the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Rather than cheer against the victors, the Garden crowd bellowed ‘€œBeat L.A.’€ as encouragement for the Sixers to defeat the Lakers in the championship round. The Lakers won the title in six games.

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