The greatest prizes in sports
Named in honor of former NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien, the Larry O'Brien trophy is awarded to the winner of the NBA championship at the conclusion of every season. The current trophy design was instituted in 1977, but the name of the trophy was the Walter A. Brown Trophy until 1984, when it was renamed after O'Brien. The Celtics were the first winner of the trophy in 1984, and Kevin Garnett (pictured) and his Boston teammates celebrated with it during a victory parade in 2008.