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The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association and the winner is presented the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. The series was originally known as the NBA World Championship Series; it was renamed the NBA Finals in 1986. The first NBA Finals were held in 1947, and have been held each year in June ever since.
In 1957, the Boston Celtics won the first championship in what was to become the Celtics dynasty, in a hard-fought series against the Hawks. Jim Loscutoff won the game for the Celtics in double overtime in Game 7 with two free throws. The Celtics would go on to win 12 of the next 13 NBA Finals, the greatest dynasty in the history of sports. Fans got NBA Finals Tickets to see Bill Russell, Bob Cousy and Tommy Heinsohn as the key cogs of a team led by legendary Coach Red Auerbach. These Celtics were unbeatable - and no one knew it better than the Los Angels Lakers. The Lakers fell victim to the Celtics in the NBA Finals 7 times over 11 years, highlighted by the 1969 Finals, when Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, and Jerry West, three of the game's best players, all played for the Lakers. Nevertheless, the aging Celtics (who had finished fourth in the Eastern Division), led by player-coach Bill Russell, won the 1969 NBA Finals in 7 grueling games.
The 1970s was a decade of parity. NBA Finals Tickets in the 1970s were a treat, as fans saw eight different teams win the Larry O'Brien Trophy. One of the most famous moments in NBA history occurred during the 1970 NBA Finals. The Knicks and Lakers fought until a decisive Game 7 was to be played at Madison Square Garden. Knicks fans were crazy for NBA Finals Tickets, even though Willis Reed, one of the Knicks key players, was not going to play due to a knee injury. At Game 7, however, Reed came out of the locker room to a thunderous roar, started the game and scored the first two baskets to inspire the Knicks just when they needed it. Fans with NBA Finals Tickets that day saw New York claim its first title.
The 1980s saw the Lakers and/or the Celtics in the NBA Finals every year, bar one, with the Lakers winning it 5 times, the Celtics 3 times, the Sixers once in 1983 and the Pistons once in 1989. NBA Finals Tickets were in demand on both coasts as Magic Johnson and the Lakers and Larry Bird and the Celtics dominated the decade. Each team won one NBA Finals series against the other, and the rubber match came in 1987. NBA Finals Tickets were at an all time premium, as everyone wanted to see these two powerhouse teams face off yet again. Game 4 would be remembered as one of the most memorable games ever played. In the waning moments, Magic Johnson scored a skyhook to give the Lakers a 107-106 win, and a 3-1 series lead. The Lakers would win the series in 6 games.
After a brief but powerful turn at the top for the Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" teams of 1989 and 1990, the NBA was dominated by the Chicago Bulls. During the 1990s the Bulls completed two three-peats. The decade also had the Houston Rockets winning back-to-back championships, titles that are largely due to the fact the Michael Jordan retired to give baseball a try. When the Bulls were the class of the NBA, NBA Finals Tickets were coveted.
Everyone loved the Bulls (or loved to hate the Bulls), and the 6 NBA Finals that the Bulls appeared in were 6 of the highest rated of all time. The Bulls won the 1991, 1992 and 1993 NBA Finals, with the most exciting of those series being the 1993 NBA Finals versus Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns. The Suns were a tough opponent, but the Bulls were too much. Fans with NBA Finals Tickets in Phoenix watched as John Paxson lined up and buried a 3-point shot with 3.7 seconds left in Game 6 to propel the Bulls to the threepeat. The Bulls second threepeat may have been more impressive, as it included the 72-10 season of 1996, as well as the indelible memory of Jordan's last shot swishing through the net in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals at Utah. NBA Finals Tickets were truly a treat during the years of dominance of the Chicago Bulls.
Since the Bulls Dynasty, there has been another threepeat. The Lakers with Shaq and Kobe did it in dominating fashion in 2000, 2001 and 2002. NBA Finals tickets in Los Angeles were hot, and the fans and Hollywood stars alike watched the Lakers dominate. And then, of course, the San Antonio Spurs have dominated the NBA - with 4 NBA titles in the past 9 years. Recently, NBA Finals Tickets have also allowed fans to see Dwayne Wade (and Shaq) win an incredible 7 game series over the Dallas Mavericks, and LeBron James make his first NBA Finals appearance in 2007.
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