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No Love Lost? Legends From Both Sides Reflect On Celtics-Lakers Rivalry

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BOSTON – The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers renewed their rivalry in dramatic fashion on Saturday night, and the first meeting of the season had a little extra meaning to it.

You can check out every clip from the show here, read about everyone’s favorite memories here, and some of the best highlights from the chat below:

Even At 17?

One thing that was apparent throughout the hour-long chat was that Cedric Maxwell really doesn’t like the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Guys have just become too damn friendly. The thing that I loved about the Celtics and the Lakers of my era was the fact that we did not like each other,” he recalls.

He added that Larry Bird calling him the toughest defender he ever played against was “The best accolade I ever received”

“That’s the one thing with the Lakers and the Celtics, that we were all very professional and we all respected one another,” he said.

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