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Staff picks: The Undefeated’s favorite NBA Playoffs moments

The most iconic moments in playoff history

As we collectively mourn the 2015-16 NBA season coming to an end, we at The Undefeated decided to reminisce on Wednesday with a Twitter thread of some of our all-time favorite NBA Playoffs moments. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember why basketball is so fun. Here are the compiled moments from the thread:

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 18: Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat makes a game-tying three-pointer over Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth quarter during Game Six of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 18, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) “My favorite moment is ‘The Shot,’ when Ray Allen kindly asked for those yellow ropes to get lost. Bang!”Ryan Cortes

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts up against Jose Juan Barea #11 of the Dallas Mavericks in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Mavericks won 105-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) “2011 NBA Finals: When 6-foot-8 LeBron James was too afraid to post up 5 -foot-7 J.J. Barea.”Brando Simeo Starkey

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Allen Iverson (C) of the Philadelphia 76ers goes in for a lay-up between Derek Fisher (L) and Kobe Bryant (R) of the Los Angeles Lakers 06 June, 2001 during the NBA Finals Game 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 76ers won 107-101 in overtime to take a 1-0 lead on the best-of-seven game series. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images) “Allen Iverson’s 48 in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals. We knew they wouldn’t win it all, but A.I. got his on the road.”Clinton Yates

BOSTON - JUNE 8: Rajon Rondo #9 shoots during Game Three of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 8, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) “My fave? Every moment of Rajon Rondo’s stat line in Game 6 of the 2008 Finals #Celtics #TheRealBig3Danyel Smith

BOSTON - APRIL 20: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket against Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 1986 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 1986 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Bulls, 135-131 in double-overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2004 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images) “I got Jordan dropping 63 on the Celtics in the ’86 Eastern Conference playoffs. Bulls were an 8-seed. Celtics went on to win the NBA title. Mike was only 23, and Larry Bird said: ‘I think he’s God disguised as Michael Jordan.’ ”Kevin Merida

Cleveland's LeBron James (23) shoots a short jumpshot as Washington's (from left to right) Jared Jeffries, Gilbert Arenas, Brendan Haywood and Antonio Daniels look on during the Cavaliers 114-113 victory over the Wizards in the first round of the 2006 NBA playoffs at the Verizon Center, Friday, May 5, 2006, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Steve Deslich/MCT/MCT via Getty Images) “Cavs-Wizards, Game 6 in 2006. LeBron James to Gilbert Arenas: ‘Miss these free throws, the game is over.’ ” Clank, clank.Aaron Dodson

Lois' pics “The whole 2000-01 Sixers season was magical, and their Finals Game 1 win preventing a 15-0 Lakers sweep was the icing on the cake. But nothing was as exciting and stress-inducing as Sixers-Raptors Game 7. It all came down to the last two seconds. 88-87. Thank you, Vince Carter.”Lois Nam

UNITED STATES - APRIL 30: New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat at MSG for Game4... Knicks Charles Oakley is shoved by Heats Alonzo Mourning while Jeff Van Gundy got a piece of Alonzo's leg trying to seperate players. (Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) “1998, Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy clinging to Alonzo Mourning’s leg during Heat brawl. #FightClub”Jesse Washington

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 27: Los Angeles Clippers players sit on the bench wearing their warm-up tops inside out against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. The players wore theirs warm up this way in protest of owner Donald Sterling's racially insensitive remarks. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) “2014 playoffs: Led by Chris Paul, the Clippers staged a silent protest of racist owner Don Sterling ”Domonique Foxworth

Philadelphia 76ers' Julius Erving (6) goes under the basket to score as Los Angeles Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33) defends in Los Angeles in this May 14, 1980 photo. (AP Photo) “ ’80 Finals — Game 4: Dr. J’s scoop layup & Magic’s rookie 42 points, 15 rebounds. Sixers lose series 4-2. Damn!”John X. Miller

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 7: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat shoots against Mickael Pietrus #28 of the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2012 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) “LeBron. 2012 Game 6 against the Celtics. He exorcised his Boston-born demons and dropped 45 and 15. Then he went and got that first chip. A king was born that day.” Osman Noor

Lakers Kobe Braynt and teammates swarm Robert Horry after Horry sunk the game winning 3point shot to win Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Los Angeles on May 26, 2002. Kings Chris Webber looks on. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) “Horry’s 3-pointer at the end of Game 4 of the 2002 WCF. Lakers won the series over the Kings!”Jill Hudson

“Robert Horry. 2002 West finals vs. Sacramento Kings. Game 4 at Staples. Three at the buzzer. Definition of clutch.”Jason Reid

“Game 4, 2002 Western Conference finals between the Lakers and Kings. Lakers trail 99-97 and are about to fall behind 3-1 in the series. Kobe misses a layup, Shaq misses a putback and Vlade Divac tips the ball away and into the hands of Robert Horry, who never left the 3-point line the entire sequence. Horry let fly at the buzzer. Ball game. Series tied at 2-2, and Lakers win in seven. Never heard the Staples Center that loud to that point. And the legend of Big Shot Rob was solidified.”Jerry Bembry

Lois'-pics “I’m a full-fledged truther Michael Jordan’s ‘Flu Game’ is really ‘The Hennessy Game.’ ”Justin Tinsley

NEW YORK - MAY 10: Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers hits the game tying three-point shot over Allan Houston #20 of the New York Knicks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 1998 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 10, 1998 in New York, New York. The Pacers won 118-107 in OT. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) “1995 Eastern Conference semifinals Game 1, Reggie Miller’s eight points in nine seconds to get the W!”Caleb Wilkerson

John Starks going up over Bulls # 23 Michael Jordan and Bulls # 24 Horace Grant with a Left handed dunk. The Dunk photo taken at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Tom Berg/WireImage) “1993, second round, John Starks throws down a lean-in, left-handed closer on M.J.’s & Horace Grant’s mug.”Mike Wise

“John Starks is bringing it up against the Bulls in 1993. He hesitates, then explodes to the hole and throws it down left-handed on Grant and Jordan.”Michael Fletcher

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 24: Tayshaun Prince #22 of the Detroit Pistons blocks a shot attempt by Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers in the final minutes of the 4th quarter to help seal a 72-67 victory for the Pistons in Game two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2004 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 2004 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images) “Gotta pick Tayshaun Prince’s block on Reggie Miller … buddy showed up out of nowhere & saved the game.”Kofie Yeboah

APW2000060522117 “Kobe feeding Shaq for an alley-oop that capped a rally from 15 down in Game 7 of the West finals vs. Portland. Me and my man lost our minds running around my condo with tears of joy in our eyes.”Marcus Matthews

“Kobe Bryant alley-oop to Shaq in Game 7 of 2000 Western Conference finals. Nail in the coffin to Portland.”Martenzie Johnson

029611.SP.0513.Lakers30.AR The Lakers Derek Fisher makes a pass during game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Kings in Sacramento on May 13, 2001. (Photo by Anacleto Rapping/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) “Derek Fisher’s dagger with 0.4 seconds left against the Spurs in 2004. The moment I knew anything was possible.”Monis Khan

PORTLAND, OR - 1987: Sleepy Floyd #21 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game played circa 1987 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images) “Game 4 of the 1987 Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors guard Eric ‘Sleepy’ Floyd scored 29 points and 12 consecutive field goals in the fourth quarter to finish the game with 51 points and prevent a sweep of the Warriors by their rival.”Marc Spears

UNITED STATES - JUNE 05: New York Knicks' Larry Johnson has his say as the Knicks play the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) “I’d be remiss if I did not mention my favorite playoff moment. In 100 characters or less it is simply: Larry Johnson’s 4-point play.”Daniel Bohm

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett celebrates after winning Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals, in Boston, Massachusetts, June 17, 2008. The Boston Celtics captured the National Basketball Association championship, routing the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals four games to two. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!”Ashley Melfi

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