Cinderella Men: The 2010 Boston Celtics and The 8 Greatest NBA Underdogs

October 1st, 2010 by Robert Felton Leave a reply »
Sure, it can theoretically be exciting watching a tough, heavily hyped top seeded team like the L.A. Lakers steamroll their competition, turn back all comers and repeat as champions as Kobe Bryant once again dribbles the time off the clock as Queen's "We Are the Champions" blares on the sound-system and streams of confetti rain down.

 But it can get awfully redundant after a while.

Face it, the most memorable wins in sports are the ones no one predicts and no one expects.

Think about the Florida Diamondbacks upsetting the favored New York Yankees in the  2001 World Series or the "Miracle on Ice" as the underdog Americans stunned the world by beating the Soviet Union ice hockey team in the 1980 winter Olympics.

It can be mighty inspiring watching a team counted out by the the majority of sports analysts, and in some cases their own fans, somehow find a way to win against daunting odds.

Here are the top 8 guttiest NBA teams of all time. These teams may have caused many gamblers to lose their life savings in Vegas betting, but they endured themselves to a fan base and reminded ...

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