5 most iconic NBA finals series in history

The NBA Finals, the highest point in professional basketball, have seen many exciting series over the years, each of which has had a lasting impact on the game.

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Pratyusha Bhawar
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The NBA Finals, the highest point in professional basketball, have seen many exciting series over the years, each of which has had a lasting impact on the game. These matches, which have featured thrilling comebacks and fierce rivalries, have captured the attention of viewers all around the world and cemented the legends of both individuals and teams. 

Some series have gone beyond simple rivalry over the years, leaving their mark on basketball history through iconic moments and stories that have influenced the game's evolution. Fans have indeed been blessed with some truly amazing series in the history of the NBA.

Here are the five most iconic NBA Finals in history: 

5. Celtics beat Lakers (1984)

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This was a huge series for the Celtics, especially in the 1980s rivalry. Notably, the Celtics went on to win the series owing to their sensational performances; however, the Lakers suffered defeat, more than that, people have remembered this series more because of Magic Johnson's poor play on the court. 

4. Rockets beat Knicks (1994)

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Notably, the star player, Michael Jordan, was able to open the doors for the Housten Rockets and the New York Knicks when he was away from the sport for a while. However, the New York Knicks were looking to get away into the Eastern Conference while the Housten Rockets were in the finals. Meantime, there was no winner actually, but game 7 changed the momentum fully and helped Housten Rockets emerge as the winners.

3. Bull defeat Jazz (1997)

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This great series features star player Michael Jordan. Notably, the great player claimed his fifth title against Karl Malone and John Stockton. However, Game 5 was the most memorable in the series, as Michael Jordan was having a fever, but despite that, he could take his side to a magnificent win.

2. LA Lakers beat the Sixers (1980)

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This series is known to be one of the best series ever, as Magic Johnson managed to outshine in the final game. Notably, the player was able to show himself as the best player in the series, and it was his first of five NBA titles.

1. Lakers beat Celtics (2010)

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Notably, this was a stunning moment for the LA Lakers, as the star player was able to defeat the Celtics after suffering a defeat against them back in 2008. The star player was able to deliver his best performance in the fourth quarter of the game, which helped them win the series against the Boston Celtics.

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