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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The NBA Finals


The NBA Finals has given fans plenty to cheer about – and cry about.

Many people will never forget the layup Michael Jordan made on Magic Johnson in 1991 or the clashes between Larry Bird’s Celtics and Magic’s Lakers in the 1980’s. Here are 10 things you may NOT have known about this great sporting event.

1. Darko Milicic

The youngest player to win an NBA Championship is Darko Milicic who was just 18 when he won with the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons.

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  • Ed

    This is very wrong. The Celtics have been in the finals 21 times, winning 17, which is the most. However, the Lakers have been in the finals 31 times, winning 16,

  • dylan

    The 1999 Knicks weren’t a legit #8 seed—the season was too short—they had a .540 winning percentage—good for 44-45 wins in a full season.

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