Top 10 Iconic Trophies

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Top 10 Iconic Trophies

The NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final commence this week, and the contenders have one goal in mind: hoisting the trophy in a shower of confetti when the final whistle has blown. While both champions will be equally ecstatic with their accomplishment, the prizes they receive won't, aesthetically speaking, be equal.

What makes a trophy great? First of all, it needs to be small and light enough that one person can hold it, but not so small and light that it looks like a toy. It helps if the shape doesn't include any really awkard pointy edges or corners (looking at you, Larry O'Brien trophy). And it has to visually represent the greatness of the accomplishment - the Stanley Cup is an ideal example. 

When these finals are, well, final, one team will be taking home one of sports' worst trophies. And the other? Well, they'll be sharing their big moment with one of the best, one of the Top 10 Most Iconic Trophies in Sports.

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