The first post-locksout season in the history of the NBA was marked by some of the most memorable moments in NBA history.
The Warriors’ victory over the Philadelphia 76ers marked the first championship in the post-credits sequence.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals over the Miami Heat in four games.
And then, just like that, the post season ended.
The post-hype season, which started on Feb. 7, 2017, has now been extended by three years.
That’s why, this offseason, we’re releasing three articles.
First, we’ll explore the historic moment that was the NBA post-Hype season.
Then, we have a look at the impact of the post lockout era on the league and its players.
And finally, we look back at the Warriors championship win in the first post lockout season in league history.
What are the best and worst moments of the season?
The first postlockout season was marked with some of NBA’s most memorable games.
The 76ers won their first title with a game-winning jumper in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
The Cavaliers led the NBA in points and assists, but they were swept by the Warriors in five games in the Finals.
And the Warriors were one of only two teams in the NBA to win an NBA title without ever losing a game.
As the NBA lockout ended in the summer of 2017, many players were left to deal with the aftermath.
Steph Curry became the first NBA player to win the MVP award, the first to win MVP, and the first player to lead the league in assists.
But the postlockouts also had an impact on players.
In 2017-18, the NBA MVP award was won by a rookie from the Milwaukee Bucks, while the award went to a second-year player from the Sacramento Kings.
For the first time in the league’s history, a rookie was the MVP, while a first-year was the first MVP.
In terms of playoff success, the Warriors and Cavaliers are the only teams in NBA to reach the Finals with an overall record of 2-0.
The Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat are the two other teams in history to win both of their championship series without ever being defeated by a different team in the finals.
The Warriors are the NBA champions in five of the six post-nolan seasons since the lockout began.
The only exception was the postgame ceremony that was held during the 2017 NBA Finals, when the Cavs defeated the Warriors.
The first season of the lockout also saw the emergence of a new star in Curry.
After averaging 28.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists during his rookie year, Curry was named MVP in 2016-17 and has remained in that position ever since.
Curry’s performance was the main reason for the Warriors success in 2017-19, and his impact on games will be remembered for a long time to come.
But his impact in the playoffs was even more significant.
The 2017-2018 season marked the culmination of the first lockout-era post lockout seasons.
With the league facing a post-tournament slump, the league decided to extend the lockout by three seasons.
That was the perfect time to take a look back and look at some of these memorable moments from the post post-season.
Let’s take a moment to honor the Warriors first post lockout season.