5 Greatest NBA Teams of All-Time

5 Greatest NBA Teams of All-Time - partycasino

Throughout the long existence of the NBA, we have witnessed a lot of great teams that gave the fans some great memories and even inspired some young players to pursue their dream in the beautiful game. In this article, we've put together our pick on five of the best/greatest NBA teams of all time.

5. 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers

The 2000-01 Lakers team weren't that deep, but they were led by two of the greatest players in the league, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Kobe has managed to make 28.5 PPG, while Shaq has 28.7 PPG and 12.7 RPG of his own.

Some solid roles were also played by Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, and Horace Grant that saw the Lakers go 16-1 in the playoffs but only won 56 games in the regular season. In the finals, they have beaten the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1.

4. 1985-86 Boston Celtics

Led by Larry Bird with the assistance of Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, and Bill Walton, this Celtics team went 67-15 in the regular season, having achieved a home score of 40-1, which is tied for the best home record in the history of the NBA.

Larry Bird achieved 25.8 PPG, 9.8 RPG, and 6.8 APG, which earned him the MVP. Overall, this team had some very talented players that played well together, and the fans will forever remember their accomplishments.

3. 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers

This Lakers team was led by four players that are included in the Hall-of-fame, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and Gail Goodrich. In the regular season, they've gone 69-13 and 12-3 in the playoffs while beating the very well-prepared Knicks team in 5 games.

Despite being at the end of his career, Wilt Chamberlain was outstanding that season putting up 14.8 PPG and 19.2 PRG. This team will be remembered for the major accomplishments that they've produced, as well as the performances in the playoffs and the talent they've shown.

2. 2016-17 Golden State Warriors

This Warriors team was one of the most talented sides that ever step foot in the NBA, having players like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant. In the regular season, they went 67-15 and walked through the teams in the playoffs achieving 16-1, matching the '01 Lakers for the greatest postseason record.

They've become the first team in the NBA playoff history to start 12-0. In the finals, they were up against LeBron James and the Cans, which they've won 4-1.

1. 1995-96 Chicago Bulls

The best team in NBA history led by the best player of all time, Michael Jordan. This team went 72-10 in the regular season and easily went through the playoffs with a 15-3 record. Apart from Jordan, this team also had Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen at their peak, plus Tony Kukoc, who gave the team another serious scoring threat.

Michael Jordan was extraordinary that season, putting up 30.4 PPG. At the same time, Pippen almost averaged 20 PPG playing a secondary role, which made people think that the Bulls had two of the top 5 best players in the league.