Boston Celtics coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach poses with “Batman” villains  the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Cat Woman (Lee Meriwether), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and the Joker (Cesar Romero) prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles on April 26, 1966.  The Lakers would win the game but lose the series two days later in Boston, giving Auerbach his 9th NBA Championship and making him a bigger villain in Los Angeles than any “Batman” character. (AP)

Boston Celtics coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach poses with “Batman” villains  the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Cat Woman (Lee Meriwether), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and the Joker (Cesar Romero) prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles on April 26, 1966.  The Lakers would win the game but lose the series two days later in Boston, giving Auerbach his 9th NBA Championship and making him a bigger villain in Los Angeles than any “Batman” character. (AP)

Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals was dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre after the Celtics destroyed the Lakers 148-114. In the 34-point victory, Boston set a record for points in a half (79) and a game. But the blowout didn’t slow the Lakers, who won the series in six games. (Manny Millan/SI)
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Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals was dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre after the Celtics destroyed the Lakers 148-114. In the 34-point victory, Boston set a record for points in a half (79) and a game. But the blowout didn’t slow the Lakers, who won the series in six games. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Memorable Memorial Day Moments

Kobe Bryant points an angry finger at Rajon Rondo during the second half of a 2009 Celtics-Lakers game. Unfortunately, these two rivals aren’t going to match up anytime soon as the NBA lockout appears no closer to a resolution than before the latest round of negotiations. (AP).
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Kobe Bryant points an angry finger at Rajon Rondo during the second half of a 2009 Celtics-Lakers game. Unfortunately, these two rivals aren’t going to match up anytime soon as the NBA lockout appears no closer to a resolution than before the latest round of negotiations. (AP).

LOWE: Things to keep in mind after latest labor fallout
MANNIX: NBPA issues memo to all players | Read memo
LOWE: So you think nobody cares about the NBA, huh?

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson battle for position during Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals. (Manny Millan/SI)
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Larry Bird and Magic Johnson battle for position during Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals. (Manny Millan/SI)

SI VAULT: Lakers finally beat Celtics and capture championship (6.17.85)
SI VAULT: Larry and Magic were best of foes during 13-year rivalry (12.14.92)
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GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird
GALLERY: Magic Johnson: The College Years