Lakers vs. Celtics
It's funny, because I really didn't have a personal rivalry against Larry. I'm sure as for him, it was always the Celtics versus the Lakers. We never really guarded each other. So it wasn't really a personal rivalry in terms of, I'm trying to go at Larry or something. I think it was, Larry and I were always the focal point.
We didn't sleep for two weeks playing them. We talked about it every day. Actually, Larry probably will feel the same way, during the regular season, that's all we watched. Where are the Celtics? Did they win last night?
On the '87 Finals: We knew they had some injuries, so we wanted to run, we wanted to keep that pace up. Also, too, they had a short bench, we felt. We saw that the starters were playing a lot of minutes, so we felt even if we didn't have the lead in the first half, it wouldn't matter. If we just kept the pace going, we could wear them down. And we did that.