The National Basketball Association, or NBA, has seen its fair share of dominant teams throughout the years. These teams have established their legacy by consistently winning championships and setting records during their respective eras. Here are some of the most dominant NBA teams in history:
1. 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, had one of the most remarkable seasons in NBA history in 1995-1996. The team went an unprecedented 72-10 in the regular season and then won the NBA championship, capping off a dream season.
2. 1966-1967 Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers dominated the competition during the 1966-1967 season. They finished with a 68-13 record, setting an NBA record for the best regular-season record at the time. The team’s roster was stacked with talent, including Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged an astounding 24 points and 24 rebounds per game.
3. 1985-1986 Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics of the 1985-1986 season were one of the best teams in NBA history. With a talented roster led by Larry Bird, the team finished with a 67-15 record and won the NBA championship. Bird was named the regular-season MVP, and the team’s defense allowed the fewest points per game in the league.
4. 2016-2017 Golden State Warriors
The 2016-2017 Golden State Warriors were one of the most dominant teams in NBA history. Led by Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson, the team won a record 73 games during the regular season and then went on to win the NBA championship.
5. 1986-1987 Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1986-1987 season were another dominant team led by a talented roster. The team finished the regular season with a 65-17 record, and Magic Johnson was named the league MVP. The Lakers went on to win the NBA championship, capping off one of the best seasons in franchise history.
These teams have set the standard for how dominant a team can be in the NBA. While there have been many other great teams throughout the league’s history, these five teams stand out as the most dominant in terms of winning and setting records. And it’s safe to say that their legacies will continue to inspire future generations of basketball players and fans.