It’s the best the time of the year for basketball as we’ve hit the second round of the NBA playoffs. This year’s postseason has plenty of storylines to pick and choose from. We’ve seen the rise of the youth with young stars like Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, and Jayson Tatum elevating their games in postseason play. The Warriors have returned to form as they’re serious threats to reclaim the throne as the NBA’s best. From Giannis and the Bucks looking to repeat to longtime superstars James Harden and Chris Paul still aiming from their first NBA title, these playoffs are already setting up for a special ending, which is nothing new for the NBA. They have always been defined by iconic moments. It’s what they do. As the old commercial used to say, “It’s where amazing happens.”
We thought it was time to take a look back to some of the most iconic moments in NBA Playoffs history over the past 20 seasons. As always, these lists aren’t easy. There’s a ton of options and plenty of worthy moments that could be defined as iconic. That’s what makes it fun and challenging at the same time. So, without further ado, here are the 21 most iconic NBA playoff moments since 2000. Get ready to argue and enjoy.