Often times the Conference championship series can turn out to be more entertaining then the NBA Finals, see 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2012 for some recent examples. So cherish these weeks (especially after Heat/Packers Game 1) because the following fight for the Larry O'Brien Trophy could be a real dud. We scoured NBA Playoff history to find the greatest dogfights for a chance at basketball immortality; so take a gander at the ultimate of the penultimate with the 25 Best Conference Finals'.
**This list only contains series' from 1971 or later after the league realigned from their two division format.**