12. Lakers Sweep Spurs

Date: 5/27/2001

The Lakers were truly Hollywood's team in 2001. Much of the season was spent chronicling the continually escalating feud between Kobe and Shaq, leaving fans and teammates alike to wonder exactly how they were to defend their title as a team divided. But like all good dramas, the Lakers found common ground when it was needed. First they swept the Blazers. Then they swept the Kings. What was anticipated to be a knock down, drag out affair with their rivals just ended with the Spurs getting knocked the hell out in four straight games too. If not for an inspired performance by MVP Allen Iverson in Game 1 of the Finals, L.A. would've swept the entire playoffs. Instead, they'd have to settle for a 15-1 record and wide regard as one of the greatest teams in NBA history.