Well, I’ve had more than enough time to mull things over at this point in regards to picking what I believe to be the greatest NBA playoff series I have ever seen. Of those discussed in detail throughout the week, I can find a reason to exclude just about any of them.
While I don’t like the idea of writing off a series based solely on the fact it took place in the first round, my argument that it could potentially mean more down the line isn’t evident in any of the candidates I’ve discussed. The 1993 Suns advanced beyond the Lakers in their Opening Round series but ultimately fell to the Bulls in the Finals. In 2006 their series against the Lakers was even better, but again it did not make a difference in whom would be crowned that season’s eventual champions. Same deal with the Celtics, Knicks, Mavericks and Warriors teams who have also been victors in some memorable Opening Round series. [Read more...]