It’s that time of year again!
Sneakers squeaking across the hardwood, the smell of sweat and Old Spice in the air, your favorite celebrity hamming it up courtside for the camera, and the best of the best going head to head in the NBA Playoffs! It’s getting close to the conference championship round, the final leg of the trip to the Finals. Whether you’re rooting for the underdog, going with a safe bet on the favorites or exercising extreme loyalty no matter what, if you are an NBA fan, you are looking forward to every game, waiting in joyful anticipation.
The 2015-2016 NBA regular season made history. The Golden State Warriors set a new record for wins with 73. Steph Curry shattered his own record for 3-pointers in a season with 402. Kobe Bryant played his final game. And the season was full of surprises, win streaks, flops and firings that no one saw coming. It was a whirlwind of a season leading up to the Playoffs, but now it’s crunch time.
As interesting as this year’s playoffs have been so far, we decided to take a look in the rear-view mirror. Here are 9 Times the NBA Playoffs Shocked Us All.
1. Never Underestimate a Bear
2. 1980 Is When the Magic Happened
3. Determination Is Not to be Taken Lightly
4. Triple Overtime
5. Michael Jordan Breaks a Scoring Record
6. Michael Jordan Plays With the Flu
7. Vlade Divac Passes to the Wrong Team
8. Denver Shocks Seattle
9. The Magic Johnson Torch Is Passed