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Former Bruins battle

Former Bruins battle

Nov. 2, 1983: Two former UCLA greats, Bill Walton, left, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, mix it up under the basket in an NBA game at San Diego. The San Diego Clippers, with Walton, beat the Lakers, led by Abdul-Jabbar, 110-106.

At UCLA, Walton played for UCLA coach John Wooden from 1971 to 1974, winning two NCAA championships.

Abdul-Jabbar, then named Lew Alcindor,  played for Wooden from 1966 to 1969, winning three NCAA championships.

This photo, by retired Los Angeles Times staff photographer Vince Compapanone. was published in the Times’ San Diego edition on Nov. 5, 1983.

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