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Price missed Game 1 of that series with a groin injury. The Cavs lost and were forced to play catch-up the rest of the way. They almost did, but it wasn’t to be — as the shot that buried the Cavs helped propel Jordan to his status as the measuring stick for basketball greatness. “The next season, we traded Ron (for the draft rights to Danny Ferry), and that hurt us,” Price said. “I felt like other than the Lakers, and maybe the Pistons with Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars, we had the best backcourt in the league.”
Bryant did not attend the ceremony, but along with Jackson and Magic Johnson praised O’Neal in a recorded video. “He was this funny, jovial guy but between those lines he’s not playing around,” Bryant said. “He played with such a viciousness, I watched him put centers to shame. … He put L.A. back on the map. He brought that belief back to Los Angeles that we’re playing for titles and nothing else.”
Magic Johnson says he’s rooting hard for Kobe Bryant to kill it in the business world — saying he hopes Mamba becomes the next ex-NBA star to make it BIG off the court. Kobe just announced that he launched his own $100 million venture capital firm — and people are saying he’s well on his way to become a Magic-esque businessman.