Lakers Lookback: Top 5 Kurt Rambis Lakers Moments

Lakers Nation takes a look back at Kurt Rambis’ top five moments during his time wearing the purple and gold. Rambis hs spent the majority of his career in Los Angeles, spending time not only as a player but also and executive in the Lakers front office. During Rambis’ playing years, he was a fan favorite and was the defensive minded player during the “Showtime Era”, that was willing to do all of the dirty work for the Lakers. Over the years of being a part of the Lakers franchise, whether it being a player, coach, or in an executive role, Rambis has been a part of  nine Laker championships.

5. Coming Back to the Lakers Coaching Staff Under Mike D’Antoni

After the departure of Phil Jackson, Rambis found himself working as a basketball analyst for ESPN. Last season Rambis was often critical of the Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni and the teams play on both ends of the floor. But just Monday morning, Rambis was officially introduced as part of D’Antoni’s coaching staff for this upcoming season. Rambis will bring a coaching mind that has a strong emphasis in defense which has obviously been the Achilles heel for the Lakers. What Laker fans are hopeful of is that Rambis can install the attitude that he played with on the court.

4. Kurt Rambis Leads Lakers to Western Conference Semi-Finals 

In the 1999 “lockout season” in the NBA, the Lakers first began the season under the direction of head coach Del Harris. Harris was fired after just 12 games when he posted a record of 6-6. Rambis was asked to take over for Harris and he did so and exceeded all expectations as the interim coach. He led the Lakers to a 24-13 record to close the regular season finishing in second place in the Pacific Division. The Lakers made the playoffs that season as the fourth seed in the Western Conference. They advanced past the Houston Rockets in the first round before losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the semi-finals. Nevertheless, it was a very successful season for Rambis and the Lakers given the circumstances, and Rambis was able to showcase his coaching.

3. While a Member of the Charlotte Hornets, Rambis Returned to the Forum to receive his 1988 NBA Championship Ring

Rambis was a part of what was called the “Showtime Lakers” during the 80’s that brought excitement to the Forum in L.A. Members of that team consisted of Laker greats like Magic Johnson, James Worthy,  and Kareem Abdul-Jabar to name a few. After their championship season in 1987-88, Rambis moved on to play for the Charlotte Hornets. When Rambis returned home for the first time to face his former team and receive his championship ring, it was described by legendary Lakers play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn as, “The Return of Superman”.

2. Kurt Rambis Dunks on 76ers Darryl Dawkins 

In Game 6 of the 1982 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers, Kurt Rambis delivered a dunk that shocked the basketball world. 76ers Hall of Fame center Darryl Dawkins a.k.a. Chocolate Thunder went up to contest Rambis dunk attempt which resulted in Rambis posterizing the center in what might be Rambis best dunk of his career. The Lakers closed out the series in Game 6 winning by a score of 114-104, Rambis finished the game with eight points and seven rebounds.

1. The Closeline

In the 1984 NBA Championship, the Lakers took on the rival Boston Celtics in what is always a high intensity series. In Game 4 of that series the Celtics unfortunately took the momentum of the series for good due to a cheap shot taken on Rambis by Kevin McHale. Rambis was on a fast break to the basket when he jumped to lay the ball in and then was “closelined” in mid-air that sparked a reaction that will forever live on in Laker fans memories. This reaction symbolized the way that Rambis played the game and the kind of heart he had.

 

I simply want to say I am just all new to blogs and really liked your blog. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You really have incredible articles and reviews. Many thanks for sharing with us your blog site.

  • The when I just read a blog, I’m hoping that this doesnt disappoint me approximately this one. Get real, Yes, it was my method to read, but When i thought youd have something interesting to state. All I hear is a number of whining about something that you could fix should you werent too busy trying to find attention.

  • The next time I review a blog, I hope that it doesn’t dissatisfy me as long as this set. I suggest, I understand it was my selection to read, however I really thought youd have something fascinating to state. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you might repair if you werent also busy seeking interest.

  • Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  • Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal. I must say you’ve done a excellent job with this. Also, the blog loads super fast for me on Internet explorer. Superb Blog!

  • This is the right blog site for any person who intends to discover this topic. You realize a lot its practically difficult to suggest with you (not that I really would want?HaHa). You most definitely put a brand-new spin on a topic thats been written about for several years. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

  • An excellent share, I just provided this onto a coworker that was doing a little analysis on this. As well as he in fact got me morning meal due to the fact that I found it for him. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the reward! However yeah Thnkx for spending the moment to review this, I feel highly concerning it and enjoy finding out more on this subject. If possible, as you end up being knowledge, would you mind upgrading your blog with more information? It is very handy for me. Huge thumb up for this post!

  • This is the right blog site for any person who wishes to learn about this topic. You understand so much its virtually hard to suggest with you (not that I in fact would want?HaHa). You definitely placed a brand-new spin on a subject thats been written about for several years. Terrific stuff, simply excellent!

  • I am frequently to blog writing as well as i truly value your web content. The short article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and maintain checking for brand-new details.

  • There are absolutely a great deal of details like that to take into account. That is a fantastic point to raise. I use the thoughts over as basic motivation but clearly there are inquiries like the one you raise where the most vital point will be operating in straightforward good faith. I don?t know if best practices have arised around points like that, yet I am sure that your job is plainly determined as a level playing field. Both children and also girls really feel the influence of simply a moment?s enjoyment, for the rest of their lives.

  • I?d need to talk to you here. Which is not something I typically do! I take pleasure in reviewing a blog post that will certainly make individuals believe. Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

  • It?s hard to locate experienced individuals on this topic, however you sound like you know what you?re talking about! Thanks

  • The next time I read a blog, I wish that it doesn’t dissatisfy me as long as this. I suggest, I understand it was my selection to read, but I actually thought youd have something fascinating to state. All I hear is a bunch of yawping about something that you can fix if you werent also active looking for interest.

  • I?d have to get in touch with you here. Which is not something I generally do! I enjoy checking out a blog post that will certainly make individuals assume. Likewise, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  • You need to take part in a contest for one of the highest quality websites on the internet. I most certainly will highly recommend this website!

  • There are definitely a great deal of details like that to consider. That is a terrific point to raise. I use the ideas above as general ideas however plainly there are inquiries like the one you raise where one of the most important thing will be operating in straightforward good faith. I don?t know if ideal methods have arised around things like that, but I am sure that your task is clearly determined as a fair game. Both children and girls feel the influence of just a moment?s satisfaction, for the rest of their lives.

  • Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  • Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a wonderful job!

  • Great blog post. I learn something a lot more tough on different blogs everyday. It will certainly constantly be boosting to review content from various other writers and also practice a something from their store. I?d choose to utilize some with the web content on my blog site whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll offer you a link on your web blog. Many thanks for sharing.

  • Can I just claim what a relief to discover someone who really understands what theyre discussing on the web. You most definitely recognize just how to bring a problem to light and make it important. Even more people need to read this and also recognize this side of the story. I angle believe youre not much more prominent since you most definitely have the gift.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.