Boston Celtics Separate from Rest of NBA by T-E-A-M

August 24th, 2010 by Zachary Stanley Leave a reply »
It is historically evident that all players on a team must work as one to reach their ultimate goal. Even the teams with one vital superstar (most recently Kobe's Lakers, Wade's Heat, and Jordan's Bulls) were full of other semi-stars, key role players, and team chemistry. But it is those teams in between, that don't need to rely on their No. 1 to step up almost every night, that are sometimes most impressive.



The Detroit Pistons overcame all odds against Shaq and Kobe's heavily-favored Lakers in the 2003-04 NBA Finals, taking care of them in six games by playing a team game that featured a shutdown defense. Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace, Tayshaun Prince, and Rip Hamilton all had the ability to contribute on any night, and the selflessness to find the open man.


The San Antonio Spurs won every other championship from 2002-03 to 2006-07 with a similar philosophy and were criticized for being one of the most boring winners in NBA history. Their defens ...

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