Every year the NBA Playoffs bring two months of the greatest players and teams in the world competing for the ultimate prize: the NBA Championship. But there is more than a title on the line for the players and teams. History is on the line. Their legacy is on the line. The way future generations will view them is on the line. 16 teams enter and only one can be the champion. The 2013 NBA Playoffs were supposed to be simple ? an easy ride for Lebron James? Miami Heat, which had finished the regular season as one of the greatest teams of all time. Many believed that the Heat would cruise to the title and stake their claim among the all-time great teams in NBA history, but history, and fate, would have something to say first. The Heat would not cruise to anything. They would be tested every step of the way. In the finals they would face their greatest test of all. It would come down to truly great talent against the power of stability, chemistry and experience. The winner would be crowned the best team in the NBA. This book offers a comprehensive look at the entirety of the 2013 NBA Playoffs ? every matchup, every series, and every game. Inside you learn how each series played out and what happened off the court. Off the court, four teams fired their coaches and two fired their general managers. On the court, one team would overcome incredible odds to make a stand (Bulls). One former champion would bow out disgracefully (Lakers). One team would over-achieve (Warriors). Two teams would under-achieve (Nets and Knicks). One contender would fall victim to a crucial injury (Thunder). One player would take the step into stardom (Stephen Curry)... and two teams (Heat and Spurs) would duke it out to determine a champion.