With a second straight title, a victory over the rival Boston Celtics in the Finals and a revamped roster for the three-peat opportunity, no NBA team had a better year than the Los Angeles Lakers.
In fact, no team, in any sport, had a better 2010. Except maybe Jimmie Johnson's.
Obviously, the championship is the crowning moment of the year. Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and the rest of the Lakers brought home the city's fifth title in 11 years, and that's as close to a dynasty as there is in the major sports nowadays.
Sounds good, right? Lakers fans saw some excellent basketball in 2010, and these 10 plays are the cream of the crop.
There's a little bit of everything: buzzer-beaters, history, crazy dunks and more. The purple and gold made it a memorable year, so it's time to remember it well.