@JJ_Walker I respect your opinion, but i am going to argue it
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers: Led by Wilt Chamberlain, the Philadelphia 76ers won a league-high 68 games in the regular season before defeating the San Francisco Warriors in the NBA Finals.
2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers: Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant were an unstoppable duo in the 2001-02 season. The pair led the Los Angeles Lakers to 58 wins before sweeping the New Jersey Nets in the NBA Finals.
2007-08 Boston Celtics: The Big Three’s first year was an absolute success. After winning a league-high 66 games, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett won their first NBA championship, beating Kobe Bryant’s Lakers in the finals.
1972-73 New York Knicks: The 1972-73 New York Knicks were the embodiment of an absolute team. Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere, Earl Monroe and a series of role players were successful in the regular season, as they won 57 games. They then shocked the world by defeating the 68-win Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals before beating the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship.
1964-65 Boston Celtics: The Boston Celtics are the greatest franchise in NBA history, largely because of the team’s display of sheer dominance in the 1960s.
The Celtics especially epitomized greatness in the 1964-65 NBA season. Led by head coach Red Auerbach, legendary center Bill Russell (who averaged an astounding 24.1 RPG), shooting guard Sam Jones (who averaged team-high 25.9 PPG) and a young John Havlicek (who averaged 18.3 PPG), the Celtics finished the regular season with a 62-18 record—their record was not only the best in the league, but also the best in the team’s history up to that point.
1991-92 Chicago Bulls: Immediately after winning the franchise’s first title the year before, coach Phil Jackson’s Bulls cruised through the 1991-92 regular season, winning 67 games.
1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers: Julius Erving entered the 1982-83 NBA season as a 32-year-old veteran at the tail end of his career and without a NBA championship. Erving was finally able to successfully climb the proverbial mountain, as he and the Philadelphia 76ers won the 1983 NBA championship. Erving, however, didn’t do it alone—the team had a variety of productive players that contributed to success. While Julius Erving, who averaged 21.4 PPG, and guard Andrew Toney, who averaged 19.7 PPG, provided offense, point guard Maurice Cheeks distributed the basketball. Moses Malone was an offensive and defensive threat—not only did he grab 15 rebounds per game and block two shots per game, but he also scored 24 points per game.
1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks: Oscar Robertson was near the end of his career entering 1970, and he still hadn’t achieved ultimate glory: an NBA championship. The 1970-71 season marked a new beginning for Robertson, as he became a part of a young Milwaukee Bucks team. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Bucks’ superstar, established himself as a dominant force in the NBA in his rookie season. The 1970-71 season was no different, as he continued to impose his will on all opponents, averaging 31.7 PPG and 16.0 RPG. Robertson, the aging, walking triple-double, infused himself as a part of the team, as he masterfully distributed the ball to his teammates. In addition, a young Bob Dandridge contributed 18.4 PPG and 8.0 RPG. In the end, the Milwaukee Bucks proved to be too overwhelming for opposing teams, as they won 66 games.
1996-97 Chicago Bulls: The team finished the regular season with 69 wins and went on to defeat Karl Malone and John Stockton’s Utah Jazz in one of the most memorable NBA Finals in history.
1988-89 Detroit Pistons: The Pistons ended the '88-89 season with 63 wins and went on to defeat Larry Bird’s Celtics and Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the Eastern Conference playoffs before sweeping Magic Johnson’s Lakers in the finals.
1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers: When you look at the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers roster, you can understand why they were a great team. Despite being loaded with transcendent offensive threats such as Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich and Happy Hairston, the Lakers were able to successfully distribute the ball to each other. As a result, the team dominated opponents and even won 33 games in a row from November to January, a record that still stands today. The Lakers ended the season with a league-high 69 wins and later defeated the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals. 1985-86 Boston Celtics: The season prior, the Celtics fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. Thus, Larry Bird and the team were as motivated as ever to take the world title away from their hated enemy. The regular season was full of success for the Celtics. Bird, who averaged 25.8 PPG, and Kevin McHale, who averaged 21.3 PPG, continued to embarrass defenders with their vast array of offensive moves. Dennis Johnson and Danny Ainge brought intensity to the team’s backcourt, while Robert Parish acted as a defensive machine. The Celtics went on to win 67 games in the regular season before dominating the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Then the Celtics beat Hakeem Olajuwon’s Houston Rockets in the NBA Finals to bring the title back to Beantown.
1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers: The Los Angeles Lakers’ 1985-86 season was a failure. After a successful 62-win regular season, they failed to make it to the NBA Finals, as they lost to the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals. Even worse, the Boston Celtics were the new champions of the world. Thus, it’s easy to say that the Lakers desperately wanted to reclaim their throne. The year prior, the Lakers had a great regular season in which they won 65 games. Magic Johnson led the team in scoring with 23.9 PPG and in assists with 12.2 APG. James Worthy began to embrace a larger role on the team, averaging 19.4 PPG. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar continued to show flashes of inside dominance, while Byron Scott, A.C. Green, Michael Cooper, Mychal Thompson and Kurt Rambis fulfilled their tasks as terrific role players. The Lakers easily made it into the NBA Finals, where they played no other than the champions of the previous year, the Boston Celtics. After a historic six-game battle, the Lakers were triumphant—they were champions yet again.
1995-96 Chicago Bulls: The Chicago Bulls reached the epitome of their greatness, and really the epitome of greatness in general, in the 1995-96 NBA season. In the 1994-95 season, the Chicago Bulls did not play to expectations, especially because Michael Jordan was off playing baseball. However, later in the season, Jordan made a surprise comeback. However, his comeback didn’t significantly help the team’s fortunes, as they lost to the Orlando Magic in the second round of the playoffs. Thus, entering the 1995-96 season, there was no doubt that Jordan and the Bulls were ready to bring a title back to the Windy City. The Bulls continued to play as a team like in years past. Jordan carried the team in close games, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot. In the end, the relentless Bulls finished the regular season with an NBA-record 72 wins. The team cruised through the playoffs and beat Gary Payton’s Seattle SuperSonics to win another NBA title.
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Why no love for any Spurs team? I'd argue for 2014, 2007, and 2003. 2014 the Spurs dominated and destroyed most teams in the playoffs including denying the three-peat Lebron Heat. 07 swept the Cavs, true Lebron had no help, had Duncan TP and Manu in their primes along with Bruce Bowen as a lock down defending demon (a precursor to Kawhi)-also the 05 Spurs you could make the same arguments for. 03 you had an aging Admiral but still able to bump and block and defend at an elite level, you had baby faced Tony Parker and Manu. Bruce Bowen of course, and MVP prime Tim Duncan. Just think its a travesty that one of the best franchises is not represented.
I was just thinking of ones off the top of my head, Spurs would have definetely been on there just forgot them
I'd have the Current Spurs as one of the best ever at least defensively. The Warriors are stealing the spotlight and everyone seems to forget that the Spurs are just 3 games back. Only 9 teams ever have won 50 games in less than 60 games played and this year there are 2 GS and the Spurs. Steph stole all the highlights last weekend overshadowing Tim with his 3000th block and passing Malone on 5 all time Boards(but when told he did that all he said was "Nice" lol) any other year and the Spurs would be favorite but GS is just so insane.
I agree with some such as Shaqs Lakers, but some of the older ones like when Bill Rusell was playing are overrated because there was like 4-5 other teams
i do agree with that but 11 rings doe
Yeah impressive but would he have it battling down low with our dominant centers like Howard, Whiteside, Jordan, and Cousins, we saw what happened when a dominant center in Wilt came along
4-5 other teams? LOL just shows how ignorant and uneducated you are
Thanks for the feedback :)
(There were 14)
In his rookie year, sure. Not by the end of his career though.
By the end of Russell's career, there were 14 teams.
lmao ur seriously gonna use stats from the end of his career instead of his prime?
So his rookie year is the same as his prime? LMAO. There were 8 teams when he entered the league, 12 in his prime. Bill even won a ring when there were 14 teams in the league.
when did I say 8? u clearly lack knowledge
Sorry I can only keep track of so many idiotic comments kiddo. Barely changes what I said anyways. Of course you're one of those people that ignores the substance of the argument and attacks petty, irrelevant things instead...
Lol dominant centers like Dwight, Jordan, and Whiteside. Dwight is a big baby that runs when the going gets tough, Jordan is one dimensional just dunks, and Whiteside can't play Team Defense he just goes for personal block stats and the heat have a worse defensive rating when he's on the floor. Cousins though not a lock down defender is very versatile on offense, as is AD who has played more at center his career and this year. They'd get eaten alive in the early 00s, 90s and 80s with Hakeem, Kareem, Shaq, The Admiral David Robinson, and Dikembe Mutumbo do I need to go on? The game was different back then of course it was at a different pace more shots were taken etc. which is why many people argue that they would or wouldn't succeed in today's NBA and that's okay people can and will argue this forever. I only have a problem with you saying that currently there are dominant centers. there are not Any currently, other than head case Cousins on occasion, that can change a game on either side like those aforementioned from the previous decades.
2016 NBA Champs!
They shoul,d make an amethyst Kyrie
Best team in the history of the NBA
Uh, you should be the relaxing. #JustSaying
this makes me sad for the sake of the human gene pool
Just on my opinion that Lebron is the single most dominant player in the NBA and this team has been doing good defensively and is improving offensively, maybe Miami was better with Lebron though
It's really surprising that a troll can have a really valid opinion that isn't half retarded.
what teams do you not agree with on my list? all of them?
Some of the older teams I disagree with because they played in what I consider to be easier eras
Forgot 2015/2016 Warriord and Sixers
if there the best how come they didn't win the finals
You fucking idiot, the second and third best players were out. How can you not fucking realize this? All these Warriors fans talk about the Cavs and say they beat us, when in reality they got taken to 6 games singlehandedly by LeBron. That wasn't the Cavs
alo iman shumpert had a broken hand, varejao was out and delay was being sent to a hospital after the games
They did, bitch. Fucking suck it :)
they're all trash except LeBron. But at that point I just assume you're a troll lol
That was hilarious
That is blasphemous
Really kyrie,jr,love,thompson are all trash?
JR and Love are. Kyrie is solid and Tristan is pretty good too
that is just plain disrespect imo
how is jr and love trash? smith is an elite shooter and an above average defender and can get to the rim with ease. and love average 26 12 and 4 as the number one option with the t wolves. how is that "trash"
JR always takes stupid shots and Love was playing like trash in the finals. At least he played a solid game in game 7
And he makes the stupid shots?! Have you ever watched a cavs game in your life? And you can't call love trash just because he didn't play well in the finals because then we could say the same for stephen curry being trash and we all know he isnt.
why is lebron 95 diamond
anyone else agree that delly should be a 99?
Where's Dahntay Jones?
Sasha, not saha
How about dynamic frye
Were is jordan mcrae
Just made 18 splashes against the Hawks! #BelieveInTheCleve
Why this team made 25 three-pointers:
1. Just look at this team and how they can shoot mid-range and threes. The only people that cannot are Thompson, Mozgov, and Kaun! Even if the opposing side tries to shut down the three pointers, are inside game is the same or almost as good!
2. Atlanta's defense...
Sasha Kaun: 68
James Jones: 69
Richard Jefferson: 72
Mo Williams: 73
Matthew Dellavedova: 74
Timofey Mozgov: 75
Channing Frye: 76
Iman Shumpert: 76
J.R. Smith: 77
Tristan Thompson: 81
Kevin Love: 81
Kyrie Irving: 86
LeBron James: 96
saha kaun: 66
james jones 70
jordan mcrae: 70
richard jefferson: 71
timofey mozgov: 74
mo williams: 75
channing frye: 77
iman shumpert: 77
matthew dellavedova: 78
j.r. smith: 80
tristan thompson: 81
kevin love: 85
kyrie irving: 90
Lebron james: 96
i like your ratings better lol