Celtics vs. Lakers
Boston has been blessed with a lot of great players, a lot of great Hall of Famers over the years. I can tell you every player that went through there that made the Hall of Fame, we all still look at Bill Russell. He's always going to be No. 1 there. Everybody else just falls in line.
When we got to '87, the Lakers had a better team than we did. They proved that. McHale cracked his ankle early in the playoffs. Parish had all kinds of ankle problems. We weren't up to par.
I was very aware of the history between Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. The funny thing now is Luke Walton. Bill played for us in '86, Luke was nothing but a die-hard Celtics fan, now he's playing for the Lakers. Paul Pierce grew up in L.A. rooting for the Lakers, and he's with the Celtics. It's going to be very interesting.