When Queen sang “another one bites the dust,” they weren’t singing about the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs, but they certainly could have been.
The number one seed San Antonio Spurs are the talk of the NBA this week after they completed a sweep of the L.A. Clippers, bringing them into the Western Conference finals against the Thunder starting on Sunday. Not bad for a bunch of old farts, right?
The Spurs had previously swept Utah in the opening round, and they appear to be heavy favorites to bring home another crown. If the Spurs can continue this kind of dominance through the next two rounds, they’ll join the upper echelon of NBA champions who stampeded their way over the competition. Here’s a look back at five teams who had the easiest times getting their titles: