45. Magic's First Game, Kareem Beats the Buzzer

Date: 10/12/1979

World B. Free had a career night with 46 points and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sunk a sky hook to win the game. But the night belonged to Magic. The rookie dazzled in his first game on the NBA stage, wowing fans with effortless ball handling and pinpoint passing. However the most telling moment was after the buzzer. Jabbar, a grizzled veteran, just considered his game winner another day at the office. But Johnson leapt into his arms with a competitive joy that was just a glimpse into the future of several championship seasons.