Laker Court/Celtic Court

Laker Court and Celtic Court were both notarized on June 5th, 1987 on a tract owned by Theodore O. Stein Jr. This was right in the middle of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics – and no, the naming of the two cul-de-sacs was not a coincidence. Celtic Court itself was derived from Celtic Street, which was christened back in 1952. Thirty-five years later, Stein – a Lakers fan – was obviously having a bit of fun riffing off the Celtic name. The Lakers wound up beating the Celtics 4 games to 2 in a face-off packed with hoops legends including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson on the Lakers and Larry Bird and Kevin McHale on the Celtics. Ted Stein was a big deal in his own right: he would serve as both airport commissioner and harbor commissioner for the City of L.A.