NBA Playoffs: The 10 Best NBA Finals Matchups Ever

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NBA Playoffs: The 10 Best NBA Finals Matchups Ever

It's on.

The anticipation over this NBA Finals matchup between the Lakers and Celtics has been brewing for weeks. In fact, its the only battle big enough to get people to stop talking about where LeBron will be playing next year.

Right now, who cares where the second best player in the Association lands?

All that matters now is green vs. purple and gold, Gasol vs.Garnett, Allen vs. Bryant, Jackson vs. Doc. Where in 2008 the Lakers vs. Celtics battle brought up memories of Bird vs. Magic, this year is all about redemption.

Will the Lakers find a way to erase the memories of the 39-point beat down the Celtics administered two years ago? Or will the Celtics increase their lead for total championships won over the Lakers?

The excitement over this year's NBA Finals stretches from the East Coast to the West. It promises to be one of the greatest NBA match-ups ever, which led me to wonder about the 10 greatest NBA Finals ever.

This year's version might make the list, but for now, here are the top 10 in order.

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