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ESPN to re-air classic Lakers games on April 15, including Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals

Get ready to re-live hours of stressful Lakers basketball.

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NBA Finals Game 7: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Earlier this month, the NBA season was postponed, and there’s still no timetable for when it will return. In the meantime, ESPN will re-air classic NBA games — including a handful of Los Angeles Lakers games — on Wednesday nights in April for “NBA Wednesday Nights presented by State Farm,” the network announced on Monday. Games will air at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT on ESPN and stream via the ESPN App, according to the release.

On Wednesday, April 15, ESPN will have a double-header of the Lakers’ Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic in 2009 and Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics in 2010. For obvious reasons, you may want to tune in that night — and if the reasons aren’t obvious, that’s even better.

ESPN will air three more Lakers games after that, but those games will be a little harder to sit through. The following week, ESPN will broadcast the Lakers’ Game 4 and Game 7 against the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals, the latter of which they lost 131-92. It is a little funny that the Celtics’ only two games are from the same series, though, right? Like, that “dynasty” only one championship.

Then, finally, on April 29, ESPN will show Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Detroit Pistons, a game Los Angeles lost 100-87, and the game that gave Detroit their third title in franchise history. If you decide to binge watch “Community” that day, your Lakers fan card won’t be revoked, I assure you.

For the full slate of games, which start Wednesday, you can check the schedule out here.

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