|National Basketball Association|
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|Duration||October 26, 1984 -
April 14, 1985
|Season games per team||82|
|Number of teams||23|
|Best record||Boston Celtics|
|Season MVP||Larry Bird|
|Eastern - Champion||Boston Celtics|
|Runner-up team||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Western - Champion||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Runner-up team||Denver nuggets|
|NBA champions||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Finals MVP||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar|
The 1984/85 NBA season was the National Basketball Association's 39th season . The regular season began on October 26, 1984 and ended on April 14, 1985. This was followed by the NBA playoffs on April 17, 1985, which ended in early June with the NBA finals . The championship won the Los Angeles Lakers with a 4-2 in the series against the Boston Celtics .
The 1984 NBA Draft took place on June 19, 1984 in New York City . In first position, Hakeem Olajuwon was chosen by the Houston Rockets . With Michael Jordan in third, Charles Barkley in fifth and John Stockton in 16th place, four future members of the Basketball Hall of Fame entered the NBA in what is perhaps the strongest draft in history.
S = wins, N = defeats, PCT = percentage of wins, P = deficit on division leaders
The placements in the seed lists of the respective conference playoffs are listed in brackets.
- Most Valuable Player: Larry Bird , Boston Celtics
- Rookie of the Year: Michael Jordan , Chicago Bulls
- Defensive Player of the Year: Mark Eaton , Utah Jazz
- Sixth Man of the Year: Kevin McHale , Boston Celtics
- Coach of the Year: Don Nelson , Milwaukee Bucks
- All-NBA First Team:
- All-NBA Second Team:
- All-NBA Rookie Team:
- NBA All-Defensive First Team:
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team:
In the first round, the game was played in the best-of-five system , and from the second round in the best-of-seven system.
|First round||Conference semifinals||Conference Finals||NBA finals|