1958-59 Boston Celtics (4-0 over Minneapolis)
Here's a look at the eight NBA champions who used the broom on their opponents, beginning with the Boston Celtics. In becoming the first team in league history to sweep the Finals, the Celtics backed up the words of coach Red Auerbach, who months earlier called them "the greatest team ever assembled." His starting lineup comprised Bill Sharman, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell and Frank Ramsey, with Sam Jones, Jim Loscutoff, Gene Conley, K.C. Jones and Bennie Swain coming off the bench.