The NBA has been around for over 70 years. In this time, there have been many teams that fans have loved and supported, all for the sake of their wins and the abundant joy which these teams have brought into the lives of the fans. In the almost seventy-five years of history of this association, there have been seventy-five teams that have won the championship and, thus, the hearts of NBA fans everywhere.
The NBA has changed significantly over these seventy-five years. People now bet on these games, and there are many sites where you can get up-to-date information on the best NBA picks so you can decide which teams are going to excel in the season.
However, do you ever wonder how the champions would fare against the other champions? Many people have wondered about how great an NBA team could be when compared to the rest of the champions.
Read on as we tell you about our picks for the greatest NBA teams of all time.
7. 1964-1965 Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics were one of the most dominant teams in the 1960s. The Celtics still have a massive history even now, even though they’re less visible now.
However, in 1964-1965, they had an amazing coach, Red Auerbach, the shooting guard Sam Jones and John Havlicek, who was starting his NBA career at the time. They had a record of 62-18 that year, which was not only the best in the league but also the best in the team’s history then.
Many people think the Celtics didn’t matter at this point because of the lack of celebrity amongst its ranks. However, that’s not fair, considering that the Boston Celtics could win on a more consistent basis, and consistency is enough of an attribute to warrant their place on this list.
6. 1991-1992 Chicago Bulls
The fact that Michael Jordan was playing for the Chicago Bulls this year should give you an idea of why we’ve chosen this as our ninth pick. However, Jordan wasn’t the only person behind the success of the Chicago Bulls. Instead, the entire team played seamlessly, like they were parts of a whole body. Each player knew what position they must play and played it to a tee.
5. 1982-1983 Philadelphia 76ers
The most notable thing about this championship was that it was Julius Erving’s last championship. He had maintained losses throughout his career and was devoid of one thing that could ease the pain of his retirement at 32; a championship.
Erving was able to put one foot in front of the other and the 76ers manager to fin the 1983 Championship. However, Erving wasn’t the only player in the game. His team had many productive players who helped take the team over the finish line.
4. 1996-1997 Chicago Bulls
We know we’ve had the bulls on the lost before, but the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s were something else altogether. They were led by Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and many others who managed to dominate their opponents because of the amazing teamwork which they displayed.
Jordan and Pippen were the shining stars as they continued to collect points in high volumes. However, Kukoc proved to be a diamond in the rough as he was a tall jump-shooter and helped them wow many.
3. 1988-1989 Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons were one of the most hated NBA teams of the cycle. The reason behind this was that the Detroit Pistons were extremely rowdy and handsy with their play. However, even though they played rough, the Pistons were dominant during the cycle. They had an epitomized defence strategy which helped them stay on top of their game.
The team worked together and managed both their offence and defence in such a wondrous way that they could defend themselves against the Celtic and the Bulls to win the 1989 championship.
2.1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have always been a great team. They had many team members who excelled all on their own, yet each could look beyond themselves and pass the ball to the team member closest to the basket.
1. 1995-1995 Chicago Bulls
The greatest team in NBA History is the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls. In the previous year, the Chicago Bulls had not performed as well as they wanted to. However, Jordan made a surprising comeback later in the season. However, their defeat in the previous year meant that the Bulls came back with a vengeance to bring the championship back to the windy city.