Every year in June, one NBA team will stand above the rest as the Finals Champions. In the 2010s, the Golden State Warriors have dominated the pack. Before them, it was the Los Angeles Lakers. And of course, the Chicago Bulls dominated the 1990s.
If there is one thing these teams have in common, its superstar players: Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant are just a few stand-out players. These legends have set records and made the Finals must-see television year in and year out. We’ve listed everything you need to know about iconic moments, star players and more as we head into the NBA Finals.
The Warriors Run Of Dominance Has Happened Before
The Golden State Warriors swept the Portland Trailblazers in the 2019 Western Conference Finals to make their fifth straight NBA Finals appearance. The feat, which to many might seem impossible, has been done before. But that was 50 years ago.
From 1957 until 1966, the Boston Celtics called the NBA Finals their home. There were only nine teams in the NBA then, meaning the Celtics had a lot less competition to accomplish the feat. There was also no such thing as the three-point shot!