On this day in 2000, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to their first of three consecutive championships with a 116-111 victory over Indiana in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. O’Neal would win MVP honors after averaging 38 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks during the series. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Shaquille O’Neal | Kobe Bryant

On this day in 2000, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to their first of three consecutive championships with a 116-111 victory over Indiana in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. O’Neal would win MVP honors after averaging 38 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks during the series. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Shaquille O’Neal | Kobe Bryant


Indiana’s Reggie Miller and New York’s John Starks react during Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Miller would score 25 points in the fourth quarter in leading the Pacers to a 93-86 win (though the Knicks would win the series in seven games). In September, Miller was be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Reggie Miller

Indiana’s Reggie Miller and New York’s John Starks react during Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Miller would score 25 points in the fourth quarter in leading the Pacers to a 93-86 win (though the Knicks would win the series in seven games). In September, Miller was be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Reggie Miller