17. Magic Gets His Second Title

Date: 6/8/1982

Magic was always known as a cheerful and carefree personality, but we saw another side to the superstar in 1982. A contentious relationship with coach Paul Westhead over the offense led to Westhead's firing early that season. Magic was suddenly viewed as a malcontent and felt the ire of several Lakers fans, who failed to notice that he missed the second triple double average in league history by mere fractions (18.6, 9.6 & 9.5). But Johnson would have the last laugh when the Lakers defeated Philadelphia in six games to secure their second title since his arrival.