Greatest NBA Team of All Time? Which Year? Why are They the Best?

March 3rd, 2010 by Richard JT Leave a reply »
The 72 Lakers finished 69-13 and won an all-time professional sports record of 33 games in a row.

The '67 Philadelphia 76ers were 68-13 and won the title, while incidentally crushing the EIGHT-TIME DEFENDING champion Boston Celtics in a five game blowout in the Eastern Conference finals.

Those are probably the two best teams ever, as the league had not been watered down with a bunch of expansion teams and the league was also not littered with high school players. Only men needed apply for NBA roster spots in those days.

Wilt Chamberlain was the center on both of these teams—he always said that the 76er team was the better of the two...he said the Lakers were lucky in a lot of ways and things just fell into place for them...but that Laker team faced everyone in the playoffs that they did NOT want to play (i.e. the defending champion Bucks with MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and the Knicks in the finals), and still won the title easily.

Either of these teams would destroy the '96 Bulls , as the Bulls would have had no way of matching up with those teams.

But I did love watching those Bulls teams! A lot of my friends who are Bulls fans were wo ...

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