The 15 Greatest Finals In NBA History
The years of title drought between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors amounted to almost a whole century, so when last year’s NBA Finals series had a lot on the line, two MVP’s led the way for their teams as LeBron James and Stephen Curry tore the box scores apart. Although the Warriors won, this matchup had all the makings of a classic so, on that note, we take a look at 15 of the best Finals series in NBA history. Which matchup will the 2015 edition bump out of the list?
15 – Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers (1991)
The 1991 finals was not as competitive as others but it signified an important mark in the game’s history as it signaled the passing of the torch from Magic Johnson to Michael Jordan. The Lakers did win the first game but Chicago took the next four, announcing their arrival to the rest of the league. Los Angeles, along with Boston, owned the 80s and it is only fitting that they are the ones who transferred the mantle to Michael Jordan and the Bulls who would later dominate the 90s. We also got to witness another iconic moment in finals history when Michael Jordan drove to the basket against the Laker defense, then switched hands while in mid-air.
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