The NBA Finals are the conclusion of the NBA playoffs, in which the Eastern and Western Conference champions square off in a best-of-seven series to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
This championship series has elevated players to legends of the sport and inevitably receives widespread betting interest as a result.
The NBA Finals are traditionally played in June and have followed a 2-2-1-1-1 format since 2014, whereby the team with the better regular season record hosts the first two games, the other team hosts the next two, and the last three are played alternatively on each team's home floor, if they are required.
The format has changed over the years and was originally set up in a 2–2–1–1–1 format in 1947, before switching to a 2-3-2 format in 1985.
The 2023 NBA Finals are set to begin in June 2023, with exact dates yet to be confirmed.