It's been twenty one years...Working class Boston vs Hollywood. Kevin Garnet's heart vs Kobie's head. Paul Pierce's will to win vs Kobe's will. Defense vs Offense.
Beat LA...Beat LA...Beat LA...Beat LA...
With 26 seconds to go in Game 7 of the 1982 Eastern Conference finals at the old Garden and the Sixers pulling away from the soon-to-be ex-champs the crowd began to chant the now-famous phrase. Philadelphia, after all, would be facing the hated Lakers in the NBA Finals.