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Each has given high praise to the other upon retirement and Hall of Fame induction, but during their playing years their words weren't quite so nice. In the 1980's their teams met in four championship games; once in the NCAA tournament and three times in the NBA finals. Their on-court battle is credited with helping to fuel the rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics; some even think they saved the NBA.

Text: Amanda Klohmann
Photo: Courtesy of SI

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