Sophomore point guard Magic Johnson made the Spartans fly in 1979, and his two triple doubles capped an otherworldly NCAA run that would earn Michigan State its first national title and Johnson a statue on campus. “Every member of the team is a hero,” one Spartans fan gushed to SI that April, “but Magic is a legend.” (Rich Clarkson/SI)
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Sophomore point guard Magic Johnson made the Spartans fly in 1979, and his two triple doubles capped an otherworldly NCAA run that would earn Michigan State its first national title and Johnson a statue on campus. “Every member of the team is a hero,” one Spartans fan gushed to SI that April, “but Magic is a legend.” (Rich Clarkson/SI)

GALLERY: Best Tourney Seeds Ever, 16-1

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

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