The 2009 Playoffs: A Look Back At The Best Postseason in Years

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The 2009 Playoffs: A Look Back At The Best Postseason in Years

Four nights ago, Kobe Bryant threw his fists and jumped for joy, as the Magic watched from their bench in disappointment.

The Lakers had won their 15th NBA title in franchise history.

The result of the Lakers' overwhelming finals victory was an assortment of articles discussing Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson's place in the history of the NBA.

However, all the hype surrounding Kobe Bryant's fourth championship distracted NBA fans everywhere from remembering the exhilarating playoffs which had come to an end.

The last two years, the NBA Playoffs have definitely had their moments, but as a whole, they've been fairly dull. In fact, I was let down by the lack of thrilling games after two very entertaining playoffs in 2005 and 2006.

The 2009 NBA postseason, on the other hand, was as exciting as I had ever seen.

We saw heroic game-winners, stunning upsets, many overtimes, unbelievable athleticism, and great basketball.

But none of these could compare to the raw emotion and desire of both the stars and the supporting players.

It's time to look back at the postseason that was, starting with the best playoff series in NBA history.

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