The 1986–87 NBA season
was the 41st season of the
. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers
winning their fourth
championship of the decade, beating the Boston Celtics
4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals
1987 NBA All-Star Game was
played at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington, with the West defeating the East 154-149 in
overtime. It was the highest scoring All-Star Game in
NBA history with 303 total points. To the
delight of the Seattle crowd, the SuperSonics' Tom Chambers won the game's MVP
award. Michael Jordan won his first
Slam Dunk Contest.
- This was the final NBA season for Philadelphia's Julius Erving who announced his retirement
that year. NBA arenas paid tribute to Erving's retirement by
staging special events for him.
- Michael Jordan joined Wilt
Chamberlain as only the second player in NBA history to score 3000
points in a season.
- This was the last season the Lakers and
Celtics matched up in the NBA Finals until 2008.
- The 1986-87 season was also known as the "Golden Era" of the
NBA. The 1987 NBA season
featured up to 20 Hall Of Fame players such as Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Larry
Bird, Michael Jordan, Kevin McHale, Robert
Parish, Moses Malone, Julius Erving, Isiah
Thomas, Dominique Wilkins,
Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Karl
Malone, John Stockton, Alex English, Patrick
Ewing, Adrian Dantley, and
- The Los Angeles Lakers
defeated the Boston Celtics in the
NBA Finals in 6 games.
- Despite finishing with a sub-.500 reacord, the Seattle Supersonics were able to upset
the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets before bowing down to the
Los Angeles Lakers in the Western
Conference Finals in a four-game sweep.
- In a game on February 4th, 1987, the Los Angeles Lakers set an NBA record by
leading the Sacramento Kings 40 to
4 at the end of the first quarter.
- NBA Champions
1986-87 NBA statistics leaders
Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History
section on NBA.com