2024 was a record-breaking year for the NBA and its history books. The game witnessed several historic moments that will forever stay in the hearts of fans. From LeBron James becoming the NBA’s all-time highest scorer to the Los Angeles Lakers winning the inaugural NBA Cup, from high-profile players getting transferred to the NBA to a new champion. Undoubtedly, the 2024 year has been special for several players and fans. So, let us look at the top NBA moments 2024.
Top NBA Moments 2024
- Miami Heat making it to the NBA Finals
- Denver Nuggets winning the NBA Championship
- LeBron James becoming the NBA all-time highest scorer
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Top NBA Moments 2024
1. Miami Heat making it to the NBA Finals
Without a doubt, the Miami Heat making it to the NBA Finals is the best moment of 2024. If someone had looked at the NBA 2022–23 playoff team, no one would have picked the Heat as the team playing in the finals. The reason is that they finished eighth in their conference with a 55% win percentage.
In their playoff journey, they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, and the Boston Celtics to become finalists. For your information, the Bucks were the conference champions and the number-one team in the league. Knick had finished fifth and ahead of Heat in the Eastern Conference standings. The Boston Celtics were the divisional champions. Their journey to the finals will be remembered for ages.
2. Denver Nuggets winning the NBA Championship
The Denver Nuggets winning the NBA Championship is one of the best moments of 2024. This is their first championship since they were established.
Not just the NBA Championship, but they also won the conference title for the first time along with the division title. It was a historic year for the Nuggets, and a lot of credit goes to their players and coaching staff.
3. LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time highest scorer
King James passing NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA all-time highest scorer is one of the top moments on the list. He not only became the highest scorer but also crossed the 39000+ mark, which no player has achieved in NBA history.
Other honorable mentions
- Sacramento Kings qualifying for the playoffs after 16 years and winning the divisional title
- Los Angeles Lakers winning the inaugural NBA Cup
- Joel Embiid winning the MVP Award
- Victor Wembanyama gets selected as the first overall pick
- Pistons ending their 28-match losing streak