Jump directly to the content
SHOWTIME REUNION

Showtime Los Angeles Lakers including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reunite for first practice session since 1989

WATCH out NBA, the Showtime Lakers are back.

That's right, the iconic 1980s Los Angeles Lakers recently reunited and put together the walkthrough practice session nobody knew they needed, but everyone will be excited to see.

3
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C) turned 75 this yearCredit: Twitter/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
3
Pat Riley (C) won four NBA Championships with the LA LakersCredit: Twitter/LA Lakers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and many more legendary names all turned out for the a reunion vacation in Maui, Hawaii.

Wearing commemorative shirts, the players were put through their paces by coach Pat Riley for the first time since 1989.

Along with a selection of photos, Johnson tweeted: "Had a “walk around” for the Showtime Reunion today! [laughing emoji] we had so much fun running plays and reliving our practice days!"

Abdul-Jabbar also tweeted a bunch of images captioned: "Hanging in Maui w my Showtime Laker teammates - a reunion that I’ll always cherish"

Michael Cooper also took the opportunity to poke fun at the ageing stars, tweeted a video of everyone warming up with the caption: "Showtime ⁦Lakers⁩ showing you how OLDtime Lakers stretch today lol!!!"

Byron Scott, meanwhile, published multiple posts on his Instagram of the event, with one reading: "It’s like nothing’s changed!" - a sentiment Scott reiterated in an interview with Fox 11.

Scott said: "It does show the true family of the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Because every night since I've been here I've woken up early in the morning with the biggest smile on my face just thinking (of) some of the stories that I have on these guys (and) it just shows how much we truly do love each other and we always wanted the best for each other."

Not only did these legends pick up where they left off on the court, but they showed that they've still got moves on the dance floor courtesy of a video that surfaced on social media.

They also hit the golf course and showed off their karaoke skills.

With five NBA Championships in eight finals' this 80s Lakers team is arguably one of the greatest sporting dynasties in living memory.

3
This was the first time the Showtime Lakers had practiced together in 33 yearsCredit: Twitter/Magic Johnson
Topics