Ten NBA Finals To Remember

Kenny Crute@AtlSportsKingCorrespondent IJune 5, 2009

Ten NBA Finals To Remember

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  A general view of the replica championship trophy before Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 15, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User e

1957: The Dynasty Begins

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    SEATTLE - FEBRUARY 11:  Former Celtic great Bill Russell waves during the game between the Boston Celtics and the Seattle Sonics at Key Arena on February 11, 2003 in Seattle, Washington.  The Celtics won 82-76.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges a

1959: A Rivalry Is Born

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    BOSTON - APRIL 20:  Boston Celtic great Bob Cousy waves to fans as he heads out to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees on April 20, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachuset

1971:

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    Mar 1988:  Center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers prepares to shoot the ball during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell  /Allsport Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell  /Allsport

1977: Walton and

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    LOS ANGELES - 1987:  Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers rests during the 1987 game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

1980: Finals

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    HOUSTON - FEBRUARY 18:  Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles team gets ready to shoot in the Radio Shack Shooting Stars competition during NBA All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center on February 18, 2006 in Houston, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowle

1984: Bird Bests Magic In First of Three Epic Battles

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    19 Feb 1988:  Guard Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball as Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.   Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport

1989: Bad Boys Take Center Stage

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    1989-1990:  Guard Joe Dumars of the Detroit Pistons moves the ball during a game. Mandatory Credit: ALLSPORT USA  /Allsport Mandatory Credit: ALLSPORT USA  /Allsport

1991: Magic Gives Way to Air Jordan

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    Jun 1991:  Series MVP and guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls hugs the championship trophy while surrounded by his father and wife after the Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one in the series at the Great Western Forum in Inglewoo

1998: Air Jordan Cleared for Take-off One Last Time

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    12 Jun 1998:  Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls holds up the MVP trophy before the Eastern Conference game against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pacers 104-98. .  Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dani

2007: Return of Celtic Pride and Showtime

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    BOSTON - JUNE 17:  Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: Us
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