7. Lakers Avenge Loss To Celtics, Win Finals in Game 7

Date: 6/17/2010

The Lakers and Celtics rivalry was renewed after two decades in 2008 with a six-game Boston smackdown that didn't even feel that long. So when the two teams tangled again in 2010, this time with the Lakrs as defending champs, both were out for blood. Back and forth it went, leading to Game 7, an ugly, yet exciting affair with the unlikeliest of heroes. As Kobe Bryant struggled to find his footing during a 6-24 performance, Ron Artest steadied the ship with a series of timely baskets, including two key three pointers in the final minutes. The Lakers were once again back to back champs and there was no sweeter sight than their former bullies slinking off in defeat.