Jerry West (at Live Talks Oct 18) debates Magic Johnson on greatest Lakers team..

Next Tuesday with Jerry West in conversation with Peter Guber should be fun.  The whole NBA contract issues getting to you? Come get your fix.

Magic Johnson and Jerry West, in a Los Angeles Times piece debate their favorite all time Lakers teams.  Video in the Los Angeles Times link also. Here’s an excerpt:

Even if it didn’t mark his first NBA title or even first one against the Celtics, Magic Johnson cherishes the 1987 NBA Finals the most. His junior hook that clinched Game 4 against the Boston Celtics never escapes his memory.

Even if he didn’t even play on this championship team, Jerry West cherishes the 1985 NBA Finals the most. That team accomplished for the first time what no other Lakers team, including his own, could ever do: beat the Boston Celtics.