The NBA Finals is just right around the corner. Two teams square off to win the most prestigious thing that anyone in the NBA can receive.
That’s the Larry O’Brien Trophy or just simply “The NBA Finals Trophy”.
There are lopsided finals series like the 2007 NBA finals between the Spurs and Cavaliers, with the Spurs sweeping the series 4 games to 0.
But there are also instant classics like the Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when the Golden State Warriors (my bet) blew off their 3-1 series advantage to LeBron’s squad, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
So, if you’re trying to find out some NBA Finals game that you can watch, here are some of the most memorable games in the finals.
The Best NBA Finals Games (EVER!)
I can’t manage to squeeze in all of the great games in the finals so, comment down below the ones that I didn’t mention.
Game 7, 2010 – Lakers Vs. Celtics
The deciding game between the best teams in the East and West. Lakers Vs. Celtics. It’s like Muhammad Ali Vs. Joe Frazier in Thrilla in Manila. This is the sports’ biggest rivalry. Nobody thought that the Celtics will go this far because of the rising star we now know today as “The King”, LeBron James.
This game is down to the wire. Both teams exchanging clutch baskets after clutch baskets. Kobe Bryant was struggling the entire game, but the Lakers got a secret weapon with a name of Ron Artest (now officially called as Metta World Peace).
In the end, the Lakers won the series and the finals. Making them one inch closer in tying the Boston Celtics’ record of 17 NBA Championships. Props the my idol KG though, great effort!
Game 1, 2001 – 76ers Vs. Lakers
The classic case of “David Vs. Goliath” in the NBA Finals.
Allen Iverson singlehandedly brought his team to the finals. Yes, boys and girls, Allen Iverson made it to the finals without practice.
To those who are arguing, “But, Mutombo was there!”. FYI, Dikembe Mutombo’s number dropped down considerably when he played for the 76ers. So, that’s all up to AI to grab the scoring load. Which he did, in unbelievable fashion.
With a height of 6’0, he crossed his opponent’s ankles to victory. The most memorable one is when he crossed Tyronn Lue (Cavs current head coach), then after sinking a jumper, he stepped over Lue. What a badass move!
Sadly, that’s the only win they achieved in the series. AI’s anklebreakers is not enough to get the ring with Kobe Shaq blocking his way.
Game 6, 2013 – Spurs Vs. Heat
This is one of the most clutch games ever, in my opinion.
Big Three Vs. Big Three.
Duncan, Ginobili and Parker. Versus the young and talented big three of Miami, Bosh, Wade and LeBron.
We all know that this is going down in history as one of the most exciting finals series ever. This game gone down to the last seconds. With the late game heroics of the Best Three Point Shooter in history at this time, Ray Allen.
LeBron missed a shot, Bosh grabbed the rebound and passed it to the corner where Ray Allen is free from defenders. Then, bang! The rest is history.
Without this crucial bucket, Tim Duncan retired with a clean record in the finals. Still, many fans consider him as the GOAT in the Power Forward position, not bad at all.
NBA Finals Images
After watching those memorable games and nostalgia kicks in, time to grab these awesome NBA Finals Images courtesy of your one and only Picscompany. Some are classic photos of rivalries and some are new. All are awesome memories.
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