2002 in Sports - Basketball


  • NBA Finals
    • Los Angeles Lakers sweep the New Jersey Nets to win their third straight NBA title. Shaquille O'Neal wins his third straight NBA Finals MVP award, and coach Phil Jackson wins his ninth title, and his third three-peat.
    • NBA's Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans.
  • NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
    • Maryland Terrapins win 64-52 over the Indiana Hoosiers
  • WNBA finals
    • Los Angeles Sparks win 2 games to 0 over the New York Liberty
  • FIBA World Championship won by Yugoslavia
  • FIBA World Championship for Women won by USA
  • Chinese Basketball Association finals:
    • Yao Ming and his Shanghai Sharks teammates defeat Bayi Rockets, 3 games to 1, snapping a string of six consecutive Bayi championships.
  • National Basketball League (Australia) Finals:
    • Adelaide 36ers defeated the West Sydney Razorbacks 2-1 in the best-of-three final series.
  • October 5 - University Athletic Association of the Philippines men's division finals: The Ateneo Blue Eagles defeat the De La Salle Green Archers to end their 4-year title streak and win the school their first title in 14 years.

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