The 2009 NBA Finals could go down in history as one of the most compelling and interesting contests.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic get set to do battle, with both sides having significant star power.
Kobe Bryant wants to win a championship without the help of Shaquille O'Neal for the first time. Dwight Howard is aiming to set himself among the NBA elite by winning his first title.
Here are ten NBA Finals to remember. Each series impacted the league in different ways.
Some were instant classics due to evenly matched clubs and competitive games, others had historical significance, all share the intrigue that has become part of the legacy of the NBA Finals.