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Ever Been Struck By A Thunderbolt?

Multi-titled NBA coach Pat Riley, in his book, The Winner Within shared a story of how the Los Angeles Lakers ended their 1983 supposed dream season into a nightmarish ending.

thunderbolt & lightingThe Lakers were slapping high-fives and were expected to bowl over their opponents every game until rookie forward James Worthy suffered a leg injury during the last day of regular season that kept him out of the post-season games.

After Worthy, the Lakers’ two other notable offensive weapons—Bob McAdoo and guard Norm Nixon suffered injuries of their own during the playoffs, leaving the Lakers without three of their best support cast going into the NBA Finals opposite the Philadelphia 76ers.

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