The 2024 NBA Finals are now complete, and the Boston Celtics have been crowned champions after overpowering the Dallas Mavericks. But after only five games, several of which were uncompetitive, fans are giving their opinion — and they're not positive.

Following the Celtics' 106-88 victory in Game 5 to win the franchise's record 18th title, many NBA fans on internet deemed the Finals the worst in history. Boston, which rolled through the Eastern Conference with a 12-2 record, faced its toughest opposition from the Mavericks in Games 2, 3, and 4, although Dallas was able to only win Game 4, which turned out to be a 122-84 home blowout to avoid the sweep.

With only two of the series' five games proving competitive, and both going to the Celtics, fans did not hold back in their criticism of the 2024 Finals:

“Top 3 worst NBA finals in my lifetime and i’m dying on that hill,” Twitter user @Teddy_20 said. Others chimed in with comments agreeing with the opinion.

“The NBA is in trouble when LeBron, Steph, KD, etc retire because this was the worst NBA finals I’ve ever seen,” @DeepWatersOfEL said in a tweet that attracted more than 25,000 likes.

“Celtics hatred aside, this legitimately might be the worst NBA playoffs in history,” @TerryFranconia said. Nearly 40,000 users liked the tweet, seemingly agreeing with the sentiment.

“Congratulations to the Boston Celtics on winning the NBA Title. This is by far the most boring and worst NBA postseason we’ve ever witnessed,” @TheBobStew said.

Celtics win NBA Championship in lopsided Finals beatdown

Boston Celtics player Jayson Tatum and Dallas Mavericks player P.J. Washington

While 2024 being the ‘worst NBA Finals' is a matter of opinion, it is clear that the Boston Celtics were dominant in their quest for an 18th banner. Despite an injury to Kristaps Porzingis and inconsistent shooting by Jayson Tatum, the Celtics took a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Finals, which, had they lost, would have made them the only team in NBA postseason history to lose a series in which they led 3-0.

Fortunately for Boston, Game 4 did not turn into an avalanche, as the Celtics recovered from their 38-point shellacking in Dallas to win the championship on their home court. Jaylen Brown, who signed a polarizing extension with the Celtics last offseason that could be worth more than $300 million, was named Finals MVP for his efforts after averaging 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.6 steals.

The victory on Monday cements one of the most dominant playoff runs in NBA history. A year after the Denver Nuggets hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy after suffering only four losses in the postseason, the Celtics claimed their championship with just three playoff losses on their resume. Since the NBA adopted seven-game series in every round of the playoffs, the Celtics are now just the second team (joining the 2017 Golden State Warriors) to win the NBA Championship with three or fewer losses in the postseason. The Warriors, in their first season with Kevin Durant alongside Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, won all but one playoff game in 2017.

The Celtics also earned the best record in the NBA during the regular season, winning 64 games, putting them at 80 total victories this season.