The NBA Playoffs sometimes feel never-ending, simply due to the nature of the two-month period in which they take place. With that in mind, there are often some wildly unsatisfying series and, while many of them take place almost exclusively on NBA TV, basketball fans need to reminded of why they invest on a nightly basis from mid-April through mid-June.
In short, the payoff is real and it is amazing. When things are exceptional within the confines of a great NBA series, it is electric and awe-inspiring. Individual greatness is rewarded on the highest stage, super-teams come together or pull apart in glorious fashion and the drama is on a level that cannot be duplicated by just about anything in the entertainment venue.
Over the last several decades, many such series have taken place and, frankly, it is very difficult to rank the best of the best. To that end, we have done just that and, in the process, likely inspired some sort of backlash from fans of particular teams and eras. That is part of what makes sports incredible and, without further ado, let’s roll through the ten best series in the history of the NBA.