What are the best NBA teams of all time?

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    #11995-96 Chicago Bulls

    1995-96 Chicago Bulls

    The best Bulls of the Jordan era were the 1995-96 season rooster with Michael in "God" mode and well accompanied by Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper or Denis Rodman under the direction of Phil Jackson. They set the record for victories in the regular season (72-10) and beat the Seattle Supersonics in the final. 

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    Howard Ortega
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "Being a NBA Basketball fanatic can cause problems, especially when you are in a bar and you start arguing about which team or player may be the best,or some obscure statistics. Now, after finding the Basketball Reference website I can back up my opinions about who I think may be the best player. Or just maybe, what might be the best basketball team of all time. You can find everything here, check it out. "
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    #21986-87 Los Angeles Lakers

    1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers

    After a painful defeat last year, the "Showtime Lakers" with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar started the 86-87 season straight for the ring. After a regular season with a record 65-17, they won the final and take revenge against Larry Bird's Celtics.

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    Roger Kelley
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "For a school project I was tasked with finding and reviewing some of the best NBA teams of all time. After reviewing a good many I ended up placing the 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers near the top third of the list but they were not the best in my opinion."
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    #32016–17 Golden State Warriors

    2016–17 Golden State Warriors

    After unexpectedly losing the previous final to the Lebron James's Cleveland Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors hired one of the league's superstars, Kevin Durant. Dominators all the regular season, they can consummate their revenge in front of the Cavaliers and with Durant MVP of the Finals.

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    Nathan Greene
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "The greatest NBA teams live beyond the season in which they play. Having said that, the 2016-2017 Golden State Warriors will definitely fall into this bracket. However, time will tell in this regard. Compared to past teams, there are some that would eclipse even their play. I'm thinking of the 1985-1986 Boston Celtics or the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls (Jordan, Pippen, and crew). The 2016-17 Warriors deserve their place in history but they must still be measured against past teams."
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    #41982-83 Philadelphia 76ers

    1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers

    The Julius Erving's Sixers with the recently hired Moses Malone, achieved a magnificent year dominating in the regular season, reaching a 65-17 record and finishing almost perfect Playoffs, beating the Lakers in the grand final.

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    Shreyas Kapur
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "One of the best NBA Teams of all time, was the 1982-83 Sixers. I am both a resident of Philadelphia and a fan of the NBA so reading about this team was one of the greatest thing a person could research."
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    #51988-89 Detroit Pistons

    1988-89 Detroit Pistons

    The "Bad Boys" Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, Mark Aguirre, Vinnie Johnson and Dennis Rodman combined to form the heart of one of the strongest defensive teams in the modern era. Pistons were 63-19 in regular season and 15-2 in 1989 playoffs, including 4-0 sweep of L.A. Lakers in 1989 NBA Finals.

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    Harold Carroll
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "This is great; when I was in Jr. High, I was only sort of into basketball, but when I was, I was a HUGE Pistons fan, and was over the moon when they won the '89 playoffs. I like all of the info from the season, and the tons of stats that are available. Great resource if you are a fan!"
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    #61964-65 Boston Celtics

    1964-65 Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics won eight titles in a row and nine in 10 years. Great players like Cousy, Sherman, Jones, KC, Havlicek, Russell and his coach Red Auerbach made the Boston team the dominant franchise in this sport. This year Celtics finished the regular season with a 62-18 record and defeat the Wilt Chamberlain's Philadelphia 76ers and Jerry West's Lakers in the NBA Finals.

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    Jose Evans
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "While there is some debate as to whether this is the best team of all time, I might disagree, but this is certainly a fantastic team with a great record, a roster of legendary players, and the ability to take on and defeat other legendary teams."
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    #71985-86 Boston Celtics

    1985-86 Boston Celtics

    The Celtics added a most competitive squad in season 85-86 with Johnson, Parish, Ainge, Walton and absolute leader Larry Bird, set a record in regular season 67-15. The team led by K.C. Jones continued their good pace in Playoffs where they only lost 3 games, 2 in the finals against Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets.

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    Gilberto Saucedo
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "The 85-86 Celtics are considered one of the best NBA teams ever. Featuring stars such as Larry Bird, Danny Ainge and Kevin McHale the team finished 67-15 in the regular season and went on to win the NBA championship."

Summary

Best What are the best NBA teams of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
11995-96 Chicago BullsOther 7 Free
21986-87 Los Angeles LakersOther 5 Free
32016–17 Golden State Warriors Other 3 Free
41982-83 Philadelphia 76ersOther 3 Paid
51988-89 Detroit PistonsOther 2 Free
61964-65 Boston CelticsOther 2 Free
71985-86 Boston CelticsOther 0 Free
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