The 1979-80 season saw a changing of the guard and the end of an era. After appearing in the two previous NBA Finals and winning the last one, this was the year that the Seattle Supersonics were knocked off of their Pacific Division and Western Conference pedestals. It was also the year that ended with the breakup of a championship nucleus.
The 1979-80 season saw a changing of the guard from the Sonics to the Los Angeles Lakers. The primary reason was that the Lakers drafted a point guard named Magic Johnson. It didn’t matter that he double dribbled every time he touched the ball because the stinky refs let him get away with it… read more >