The Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the Golden State Warriors, something no other West club has recently been able to do.
The Lakers defeated the Warriors 122-101 in Game 6 on Friday because to LeBron James' 30 points and an outstanding performance from Austin Reaves, which included a buzzer-beating heave before halftime.
The Lakers advanced to the Western Conference Finals, where they will play the top-seeded Denver Nuggets, starting on Tuesday, after winning the Western Conference Semifinals series 4-2.
The Warriors' summer will be filled with uncertainties regarding player contracts, front-office hiring decisions, and other issues.
The nucleus of the team that won the championships is becoming older, and despite winning the crown last season, a major revamp may be necessary to once again reach the top.
NBA Playoffs: Lakers defeat Warriors to advance to Western Conference Finals against Nuggets