The 1982 Lakers season was the 36th season for the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers started the season 7-4 and this led to head coach, Paul Westhead getting fired. Pat Riley took over as the head coach for the Lakers and he led the Lakers to finish with the best record in the Western Conference winning 57 games and losing 25. The Lakers received the number one seed in West and the Lakers won the Pacific Division. Magic Johnson led the NBA in steals per game with 2.67. Moses Malone of the Houston Rockets was announced as the NBAs MVP.
1982 Lakers NBA Final
The 1982 Lakers NBA Finals was the rematch of the 1980s NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers. Halfway through the third quarter in game one, the Lakers went on a 40-9 run over an 11 minute span that led to a 124-117 victory. Norm Nixon and Jamaal Wilkes led the Lakers with 24 points each. In game six the Lakers closed out the Sixers 114-104 to win the championship. Jamaal Wilkes scored 27 on the night and Magic Johnson had 13 rebounds and assists. Johnson then was announced as the finals MVP averaging 16.2 points, 10.8 boards, 8 assists and 2.5 steals per game.
This ring is 14k gold. It features a round diamond set on a larger colored black inset stone. In gold, around the perimeter of the face you can read “NBA WORL CHAMPIONS”. Surprisingly, this ring has little diamonds compared to others. On the right side of this ring is the Lakers Logo along with the Lakers playoff record, while on the left is the championship year along with the NBA logo. To see the history of the Lakers, checkout their very own Lakers website!
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