In 2001, the Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal blocked eight shots in Game 2 of NBA Finals 2001 tying him with Bill Walton, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Patrick Ewing. The Lakers won 98-89 over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Lakers won the game 98-89 thanks to Kobe Bryant’s 31 points and O’Neal’s 20 points. The Lakers went on to win the championship in five games.
Today in Sports History: June 8