5) Magic Vs. Bird
The first round of a rivalry that would span a decade in the NBA.
The 1979 National Championship game between Magic Johnson's Michigan State Spartans and an Indiana State team boasting Larry Bird was the most watched college basketball game ever at the time.
Entering the game on the back of a 33-0 run, Bird (the reigning national player of the year) was looking to help Indiana State complete the perfect season.
Magic had other ideas, putting in an MVP performance to help the Spartans overcome the Sycamores.
It proved to be only the beginning for the pair but what a way to start.
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