The NBA Finals are some of the most competitive games the sporting world has to offer. Finals are a culmination of hard work by the league’s very best players. This is when dreams are made and broken because every player’s primary goal is to secure an NBA Championship. Since 1947, the NBA has crowned a champ, and every year brings memorable events. Who could forget the Cavaliers coming back to win it all from trailing 1-3 in 2016? Or in 1992 when Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler showed us who the best shooting guard was? Let’s travel through history as we review the greatest NBA Finals matchups of all time.
The Warriors Do The Unthinkable – 1975
The Washington Bullets had a 95.3% chance of winning this series against the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN. The Warriors had 12 fewer victories than the Bullets, but that didn’t phase them. They swept the Bullets en route to the biggest upset in Finals history at the time.
Former Warrior Rick Barry said, “It was like a fairy-tale season. Everything just fell into place. It’s something I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.” With such a low chance of winning, a fairy-tale season is a proper description.