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JordansBulls
06-18-2009, 12:49 AM
1949-50 through 1958-59

1959 Minneapolis Lakers - Boston Celtics
1958 St. Louis Hawks - Boston Celtics
1957 St. Louis Hawks - Boston Celtics
1956 Fort Wayne Pistons - Philadelphia Warriors
1955 Fort Wayne Pistons - Syracuse Nationals
1954 Minneapolis Lakers - Syracuse Nationals
1953 Minneapolis Lakers - New York Knickerbockers
1952 Minneapolis Lakers - New York Knickerbockers
1951 Rochester Royals - New York Knickerbockers
1950 Minneapolis Lakers - Syracuse Nationals

Team of the Decade:
Minneapolis Lakers (Finals: 5x, Champs: 4x)

1959-60 through 1968-69

1969 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1968 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1967 San Francisco Warriors - Philadelphia 76ers
1966 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1965 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1964 San Francisco Warriors - Boston Celtics
1963 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1962 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1961 St. Louis Hawks - Boston Celtics
1960 St. Louis Hawks - Boston Celtics

Team of the Decade:
Boston Celtics (Finals: 9x, Champs: 9x)

1969-70 through 1978-79

1979 Seattle Supersonics - Washington Bullets
1978 Seattle Supersonics - Washington Bullets
1977 Portland Trail Blazers - Philadelphia 76ers
1976 Phoenix Suns - Boston Celtics
1975 Golden State Warriors - Washington Bullets
1974 Milwaukee Bucks - Boston Celtics
1973 Los Angeles Lakers - New York Knickerbockers
1972 Los Angeles Lakers - New York Knickerbockers
1971 Milwaukee Bucks - Baltimore Bullets
1970 Los Angeles Lakers - New York Knickerbockers

Team of the Decade:


1979-80 through 1988-89

1989 Los Angeles Lakers - Detroit Pistons
1988 Los Angeles Lakers - Detroit Pistons
1987 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1986 Houston Rockets - Boston Celtics
1985 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1984 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
1983 Los Angeles Lakers - Philadelphia 76ers
1982 Los Angeles Lakers - Philadelphia 76ers
1981 Houston Rockets - Boston Celtics
1980 Los Angeles Lakers - Philadelphia 76ers

Team of the Decade:
Los Angeles Lakers (Finals: 8x, Champs: 5x)

1989-90 through 1998-99

1999 San Antonio Spurs - New York Knickerbockers
1998 Utah Jazz - Chicago Bulls
1997 Utah Jazz - Chicago Bulls
1996 Seattle Supersonics - Chicago Bulls
1995 Houston Rockets - Orlando Magic
1994 Houston Rockets - New York Knickerbockers
1993 Phoenix Suns - Chicago Bulls
1992 Portland Trail Blazers - Chicago Bulls
1991 Los Angeles Lakers - Chicago Bulls
1990 Portland Trail Blazers - Detroit Pistons

Team of the Decade:
Chicago Bulls (Finals: 6x, Champs: 6x)

1999-00 through 2008-09

2009 Los Angeles Lakers - Orlando Magic
2008 Los Angeles Lakers - Boston Celtics
2007 San Antonio Spurs - Cleveland Cavaliers
2006 Dallas Mavericks - Miami HEAT
2005 San Antonio Spurs - Detroit Pistons
2004 Los Angeles Lakers - Detroit Pistons
2003 San Antonio Spurs - New Jersey Nets
2002 Los Angeles Lakers - New Jersey Nets
2001 Los Angeles Lakers - Philadelphia 76ers
2000 Los Angeles Lakers - Indiana Pacers

Team of the Decade:
Los Angeles Lakers (Finals: 6x, Champs: 4x)

ARMIN12NBA
06-18-2009, 12:51 AM
Nobody. I call that the "Lost Decade." There was no outright dominant team throughout the decade. A ton of parody really. Not to mention the NBA was floundering and the NBA Finals was on tape delay.

LakersIn5
06-18-2009, 10:43 AM
knicks tied for championships + 2nd most finals appearance

MPScribbles
06-18-2009, 11:58 AM
Doesn't this belong in Classic NBA forum?

madiaz3
06-18-2009, 12:07 PM
Nobody. I call that the "Lost Decade." There was no outright dominant team throughout the decade. A ton of parody really. Not to mention the NBA was floundering and the NBA Finals was on tape delay.

It's parity not parody. :p

JordansBulls
06-18-2009, 01:13 PM
So really for the casual fan the 70's is the best in the sense that no team was really dominant.

jbeezy
06-18-2009, 01:19 PM
Wow thats crazy the Lakers have been in the finals in each decade.

Chronz
06-18-2009, 03:11 PM
The Indiana Pacers

JordansBulls
06-20-2009, 10:02 AM
The Indiana Pacers

In the ABA sure.