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NBA Finals 2019

NBA Finals is the best-of-seven championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA) between the Eastern and Western Conference Champions.


Prior to the merger in 1949 between the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball League (NBL), this series was known as the BAA Finals. From 1950 to 1982, the series was given the name - NBA World Championship Series. It was then changed to Showdown till 1986 before finally settling on NBA Finals.


A total of 19 franchises have been victorious at the NBA Finals stage, led by the prestigious franchise of the Boston Celtics that has 17 titles to its name. The Los Angeles Lakers are in a close second spot with 16 championships, however, they do lead the way with respect to number of appearances in the NBA Finals - 31. It's not a huge difference but the Eastern Conference has bragging rights over their counterparts in the West having won more championships - 38 times via 10 different franchise as compared to 34 by 9 different teams.


Up until 1985, the Finals harbored a format of 2-2-1-1-1 with the first two games and the final game being played at the area of the team with the home court advantage (better regular season record). To reduce the cross country-travel and thus the load on the players, the format was switched to 2-3-2 with the first and the last two games being played at the arena of the team with the better regular season record.


From 2015 to 2018, the Finals' match-up has been the Golden State Warriors versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are the only team to meet in the Finals, four years in a row, a testament to the competitive nature and greatness of this ongoing rivalry.


The 2019 NBA Finals will be played between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors with the latter appearing in the Finals for the first time in franchise history.

Revisited: “They f****D up mentally and physically” - LeBron James sends a message to the Cavaliers room after winning Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals vs the Warriors, on this day 6 years ago
Revisited: “They f****D up mentally and physically” - LeBron James sends a message to the Cavaliers room after winning Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals vs the Warriors, on this day 6 years ago

Revisited: “They f****D up mentally and physically” - LeBron James sends a message to the Cavaliers room after winning Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals vs the Warriors, on this day 6 years ago

“He’s taking that shot, LeBron is his guy” - Vince Carter says Draymond Green is not going to give Boston Celtics any credit after comments comparing them to LeBron James
“He’s taking that shot, LeBron is his guy” - Vince Carter says Draymond Green is not going to give Boston Celtics any credit after comments comparing them to LeBron James

“He’s taking that shot, LeBron is his guy” - Vince Carter says Draymond Green is not going to give Boston Celtics any credit after comments comparing them to LeBron James

"Curry looks at the officials every single time … Smart can go crazy … Green we all know about” - Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo urges Golden State and Boston to stop moaning about officials
"Curry looks at the officials every single time … Smart can go crazy … Green we all know about” - Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo urges Golden State and Boston to stop moaning about officials

"Curry looks at the officials every single time … Smart can go crazy … Green we all know about” - Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo urges Golden State and Boston to stop moaning about officials

“If Bron doesn't leave and go over there, there’s a lot of things people would have never did" - Former NBA champion doubles down on claim that LeBron James ruined basketball
“If Bron doesn't leave and go over there, there’s a lot of things people would have never did" - Former NBA champion doubles down on claim that LeBron James ruined basketball

“If Bron doesn't leave and go over there, there’s a lot of things people would have never did" - Former NBA champion doubles down on claim that LeBron James ruined basketball

“We’ve seen a Boston 1-year dynasty before” - Ice Cube throws shade at the 2008 Boston Celtics team, says he’s not worried about the current iteration of the Celtics building a dynasty
“We’ve seen a Boston 1-year dynasty before” - Ice Cube throws shade at the 2008 Boston Celtics team, says he’s not worried about the current iteration of the Celtics building a dynasty

“We’ve seen a Boston 1-year dynasty before” - Ice Cube throws shade at the 2008 Boston Celtics team, says he’s not worried about the current iteration of the Celtics building a dynasty

“He talks the talk, but he walks it as well, and he’s not afraid to put his body on the line” - 5x All-Star believes Draymond Green would’ve been great in the ’80s and '90s
“He talks the talk, but he walks it as well, and he’s not afraid to put his body on the line” - 5x All-Star believes Draymond Green would’ve been great in the ’80s and '90s

“He talks the talk, but he walks it as well, and he’s not afraid to put his body on the line” - 5x All-Star believes Draymond Green would’ve been great in the ’80s and '90s

“Michael Jordan with the Pistons, they allowed that to happen… They would never let you beat up the ‘Greek Freak’” - Dan Patrick on Draymond Green’s comments, believes he got it wrong on some aspects
“Michael Jordan with the Pistons, they allowed that to happen… They would never let you beat up the ‘Greek Freak’” - Dan Patrick on Draymond Green’s comments, believes he got it wrong on some aspects

“Michael Jordan with the Pistons, they allowed that to happen… They would never let you beat up the ‘Greek Freak’” - Dan Patrick on Draymond Green’s comments, believes he got it wrong on some aspects

“Draymond is a national treasure”, “LeBron used to play against social media influencers”, “Draymond isn’t any worse than Rodman” - Fans tear into the older generation of NBA players for their “insecurities” after Draymond Green’s comments
“Draymond is a national treasure”, “LeBron used to play against social media influencers”, “Draymond isn’t any worse than Rodman” - Fans tear into the older generation of NBA players for their “insecurities” after Draymond Green’s comments

“Draymond is a national treasure”, “LeBron used to play against social media influencers”, “Draymond isn’t any worse than Rodman” - Fans tear into the older generation of NBA players for their “insecurities” after Draymond Green’s comments

“Adam Silver is huddling up with the officials at the NBA league office” - 1-time Super Bowl champion shares his views on Draymond Green attracting a lot of attention with his comments
“Adam Silver is huddling up with the officials at the NBA league office” - 1-time Super Bowl champion shares his views on Draymond Green attracting a lot of attention with his comments

“Adam Silver is huddling up with the officials at the NBA league office” - 1-time Super Bowl champion shares his views on Draymond Green attracting a lot of attention with his comments

“He’s only 34 years old, he’s significantly years younger than LeBron, he knows how to take care of his body” - Chiney Ogwumike on why Steph Curry is still in his prime
“He’s only 34 years old, he’s significantly years younger than LeBron, he knows how to take care of his body” - Chiney Ogwumike on why Steph Curry is still in his prime

“He’s only 34 years old, he’s significantly years younger than LeBron, he knows how to take care of his body” - Chiney Ogwumike on why Steph Curry is still in his prime

“To see him so excited, it really sent chills through me.… It’s not a me, me, me thing with him” - Darvin Ham says LeBron James wants to uplift everyone, says their communication has been great
“To see him so excited, it really sent chills through me.… It’s not a me, me, me thing with him” - Darvin Ham says LeBron James wants to uplift everyone, says their communication has been great

“To see him so excited, it really sent chills through me.… It’s not a me, me, me thing with him” - Darvin Ham says LeBron James wants to uplift everyone, says their communication has been great

“Westbrook has never made a teammate better, Draymond Green has made every teammate he’s played with better” - Colin Cowherd cites Draymond Green's importance to the Warriors dynasty
“Westbrook has never made a teammate better, Draymond Green has made every teammate he’s played with better” - Colin Cowherd cites Draymond Green's importance to the Warriors dynasty

“Westbrook has never made a teammate better, Draymond Green has made every teammate he’s played with better” - Colin Cowherd cites Draymond Green's importance to the Warriors dynasty

“He doesn’t wanna lose a round of golf… He understands what he brings to the table” - Quinn Cook says Steph Curry is very competitive, says he’s a lot more than shooting threes
“He doesn’t wanna lose a round of golf… He understands what he brings to the table” - Quinn Cook says Steph Curry is very competitive, says he’s a lot more than shooting threes

“He doesn’t wanna lose a round of golf… He understands what he brings to the table” - Quinn Cook says Steph Curry is very competitive, says he’s a lot more than shooting threes

“When the Lakers with Shaq and Kobe won 3 in a row that was considered to be a dynasty team” - Amar'e Stoudemire believes LeBron James himself is a dynasty in this era, says the Warriors are the top team right now
“When the Lakers with Shaq and Kobe won 3 in a row that was considered to be a dynasty team” - Amar'e Stoudemire believes LeBron James himself is a dynasty in this era, says the Warriors are the top team right now

“When the Lakers with Shaq and Kobe won 3 in a row that was considered to be a dynasty team” - Amar'e Stoudemire believes LeBron James himself is a dynasty in this era, says the Warriors are the top team right now

“I see the Warriors winning 2 of the next 3 titles” - Stephen A. Smith believes Steph Curry will eclipse LeBron James and capture 5 championships, cites the Warriors’ depth
“I see the Warriors winning 2 of the next 3 titles” - Stephen A. Smith believes Steph Curry will eclipse LeBron James and capture 5 championships, cites the Warriors’ depth

“I see the Warriors winning 2 of the next 3 titles” - Stephen A. Smith believes Steph Curry will eclipse LeBron James and capture 5 championships, cites the Warriors’ depth

"This is like the new every year Lebron wins a championship is the year that Bama doesn’t", "Don’t the lakers win every time a New Democrat is elected president" - Redditors draw an insane comparison between Warriors winning a ring and Kendrick Lamar dropping an album
"This is like the new every year Lebron wins a championship is the year that Bama doesn’t", "Don’t the lakers win every time a New Democrat is elected president" - Redditors draw an insane comparison between Warriors winning a ring and Kendrick Lamar dropping an album

"This is like the new every year Lebron wins a championship is the year that Bama doesn’t", "Don’t the lakers win every time a New Democrat is elected president" - Redditors draw an insane comparison between Warriors winning a ring and Kendrick Lamar dropping an album

"Tim Duncan had a similar relationship with Pop and it set the same tone", "The Bulls version was very crazy" - Redditors discuss Steph Curry's incredible selfless style of play as Dubs reach another NBA Finals
"Tim Duncan had a similar relationship with Pop and it set the same tone", "The Bulls version was very crazy" - Redditors discuss Steph Curry's incredible selfless style of play as Dubs reach another NBA Finals

"Tim Duncan had a similar relationship with Pop and it set the same tone", "The Bulls version was very crazy" - Redditors discuss Steph Curry's incredible selfless style of play as Dubs reach another NBA Finals

“I’m like this motherf****r is different, and then his first championship came through us” - Snoop Dogg praises Michael Jordan, says Magic Johnson is number 1 for him
“I’m like this motherf****r is different, and then his first championship came through us” - Snoop Dogg praises Michael Jordan, says Magic Johnson is number 1 for him

“I’m like this motherf****r is different, and then his first championship came through us” - Snoop Dogg praises Michael Jordan, says Magic Johnson is number 1 for him

Draymond Green says he prefers to see his team struggle now over getting punched in the mouth in the first round of the playoffs: “Now you really have to dig deep”
Draymond Green says he prefers to see his team struggle now over getting punched in the mouth in the first round of the playoffs: “Now you really have to dig deep”

Draymond Green says he prefers to see his team struggle now over getting punched in the mouth in the first round of the playoffs: “Now you really have to dig deep”

5 most closely contested NBA Finals series in the last 10 years
5 most closely contested NBA Finals series in the last 10 years

5 most closely contested NBA Finals series in the last 10 years

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