May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the NBA playoffs logo on the court before game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Best moments animated by Richard Swarbrick (Video)

You may recall, artist and filmmaker Richard Swarbrick worked with ESPN last year to put together animated sketches of the best moments in NBA Finals history.

Well, Swarbrick is back and this time is creating animated moments from the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Finals.

Needless to say, they’re pretty awesome.

Using his signature style, Swarbrick created some impressive animations which include Paul George of the Indiana Pacers unleashing a clutch shot over LeBron James in the 4th quarter of Game 5.

In addition, Swarbrick animated James’ reverse dunk that wowed the crowd and television audience in Game 4.

My personal favorite of the bunch however comes from the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, featuring a Game 3 block from OKC’s Serge Ibaka.

If the animations look familiar, it’s likely because they are. You’ve certainly seen Swarbrick’s animations before, possibly without even knowing it.

One of his most popular recent works featured a 2013-14 season recap of Liverpool, which has become an incredibly popular video on YouTube.

Hopefully we’ll continue to see Swarbrick’s work in the future, possibly with MLB, NHL and the NFL. Though both the NFL and MLB are notriously tight when it comes to the use of their videos, so that may be wishful thinking. Regardless, still some impressive work by the artist.

Tags: Indiana Pacers Miami Heat NBA Playoffs NBA Playoffs 2014 Oklahoma City Thunder

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