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Pat Riley takes over for the Lakers...

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November 20, 1981

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov. 20, 1981

* Los Angeles Lakers basketball
* Pat Riley takes over as head coach
* "Showtime" era is born - Magic Johnson
* Best publication to be had - rare as such

The front page has a banner headline: "Coach Fired in Lakers Feud" with subhead: "Dismissal Comes After Magic Johnson Attack" The front page of the sport's section has a banner headline: "Buss Makes Westhead Disappear; It's Magic; West and Riley Inherit a Paradox..." with small photos of Pat Riley and Jerry West. Also a photo of the team with Westhead. (see) This was the event that lead to the "Showtime" era for the Lakers. I expect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
Complete 1st and sport's sections only totaling 40 pages, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century