Best NBA Finals Rematches

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  • 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
  • Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Spurs Heat, NBA Finals

1979 NBA Finals: Seattle SuperSonicsWashington Bullets

After Wes Unseld led the Washington Bullets to a seven-game series win over the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1978 NBA finals, a then 25-year-old Dennis Johnson led the Sonics to a resounding 4-1 series win over the Bullets the following season. Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens was coach of that Sonics team, as Seattle proved to the Bullets that revenge is best served cold. A five-game NBA finals type of cold. (Photos from left: Seattle Sonics, Washington Bullets)

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