In the NBA there have been incredible teams throughout history, and we don’t mean that that team is always good and great, we mean a team from a particular year, since in that competition the best may be the worst the following year.
Today we want to make a compilation of the best NBA teams in history, historical squads that we mention with the year that corresponds in each case.
These are the best NBA teams in history
- Chicago Bulls (1996): It’s impossible not to put Michael Jordan’s Bulls, the greatest player of all time, in first place. 72 victories in the season, and only 10 losses, figures that were a record until they were matched by the 2016 Golden State Warriors who were left without the ring. Besides Jordan, players like Dennis Rodman, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoc or Steve Kerr formed one of the best teams in history.
- Golden State Warriors (2017): The signing of Kevin Durant improved an already beastly team on the track that had lost its ring in the finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers of LeBron James the previous year.
- Boston Celtics (1986): We go back to the 80’s to remember one of the best NBA teams of all times, the Celtics led by Larry Bird, who had in their ranks great players like Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge, Dennis Johnson or Robert Parish, among others. A champion team with all the merits after charging the Jordan Bulls (young Jordan) in the playoffs, and the Houson Rockets in the finals.
- Los Angeles Lakers (1987): The finals that year were brutal with these Lakers and the Celtics who had just won the ring the year before, with Larry Bird leading the way. The Lakers had a dream team with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Byron Scott and many others who formed a team that was pure dynamite for the rivals.
- Milwaukee Bucks (1971): The legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Bucks to be a championship team, as well as one of the best NBA teams of all time. With him on the team, the Bucks achieved a great record of 66 wins, as well as a run to the final with only two playoff losses and a stunning 4-0 win in the Bullets’ finals.
- Chicago Bulls (1992): Impossible not to mention the Bulls again, with a Michael Jordan who was growing unstoppably towards the top of basketball. They got the ring thanks to 67 wins in regular league and a playoffs in which they beat Miami, New York and Cleveland, as well as Portland in the finals.
- Philadelphia 76ers (1967): We could not leave out of this list the team that led the great Wilt Chamberlain, one of the best we have seen in this sport, to success. They won 68 games, a record at the time, and had a team full of great scorers, such as Chamberlain himself, Billy Cunningham, Dave Gambee, Hal Greer and Chet Walker. In the playoffs they finished with the Boston Celtics, who had won the last 8 titles.