What's So Special About the Boston-L.A. Rivalry? The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are getting ready for a legendary match-up Thursday night. The meeting echoes back to 1987, the year that the Lakers and Celtics last battled for the conference title at a time when the NBA finals still drew large television audiences.
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What's So Special About the Boston-L.A. Rivalry?

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What's So Special About the Boston-L.A. Rivalry?

What's So Special About the Boston-L.A. Rivalry?

What's So Special About the Boston-L.A. Rivalry?

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The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are getting ready for a legendary match-up Thursday night. The meeting echoes back to 1987, the year that the Lakers and Celtics last battled for the conference title at a time when the NBA finals still drew large television audiences.

Host Renee Montagne talks to commentator John Feinstein about what makes these teams so special.