Throwback Thursday: James Worthy’s 1988 NBA Finals Performance

James WorthyThis past season, LeBron James became just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Twenty-five years ago, James Worthy became the first when he put up 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Lakers 108-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Worthy would be named NBA Finals MVP because of the performance.

Worthy’s performance in the 1988 NBA Finals cemented his status as ‘Big Game James.’ Star center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was no longer the dominant force he was earlier in the decade, and it was up to Worthy to pick up some of the slack. He was more than up to the task.

—- Check out this wallpaper featuring the legends of Lakers basketball! —-

With the Lakers trailing 3-2 in the series, this could have easily been a low point in Lakers lore, but Worthy’s Game 7 performance along with a 28-point, 9-rebound outing in a must-win Game 6 helped bring another championship to the city of Los Angeles.

Check out Worthy’s Finals performance here:

————————————————————————————————————————–

Have you seen our exclusive interview with Kurt Rambis? If not, check it out below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Byron Scott On Lakers Effort Vs. Thunder: ‘We Really Tried To Play Hard’

After the Los Angeles Lakers 40-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, head coach Byron Scott was extremely hard on his team…

Luke Walton Lays Out ‘Mission’ For What Brandon Ingram Is ‘Going To Be’

As is the case for most rookies, Brandon Ingram has had his share of ups and downs for the Los Angeles Lakers this season…

Los Angeles Lakers Brand Continues To Grow Past $4.4B

The Los Angeles Lakers are a brand that continues to grow on…

Orlando Magic Listening to All Trade Offers for Dwight Howard

Before the start of the regular season last Sunday the Orlando Magic…