Best NBA Finals Rematches

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  • Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Spurs Heat, NBA Finals
  • Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Bulls Jazz, 1998 NBA Finals
  • Magic Johnson, Lakers Celtics, 1987 NBA Finals, Larry Bird
  • Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Bullets, Wes Unseld, Lenny Wilkens, Dennis Johnson
  • Kobe Bryant, Lakers Celtics, 2010 NBA Finals, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett
  • Willis Reed, Wilt Chamberlain, Knicks Lakers, NBA Finals
  • Bill Russell, Celtics Lakers

1987 NBA Finals: Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers

The NBA may never see a better rivalry than that of the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. The storied franchises went head to head in 12 NBA finals, including a stretch of seven finals meetings in 11 seasons from 1959-69. And perhaps there wasn’t a better ending to that rivalry than the one Magic Johnson provided in Game 6 of the 1987 finals. Johnson drove cross court above the charity stripe and dropped in a junior sky hook which enabled the Lakers to finish off Larry Bird’s Celtics in six games. (Photo: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

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