Top 10 NBA Teams


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1Los Angeles LakersThe Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in the National Basketball Association.

The Lakers. Say it and you know it. You kinda get to a point where your like "okay there's really no match for them." I'm 12 and my childhood hero is Kobe Bryant and I was so sad when he retired. He still had the best retirement game EVER though. Anyway, these guys have so many championships, so many years of winning it all in a row. The best players, shaq, Kobe, magic, Kareem. The whole team is my hero. I love them. Right now they are in a stage of rebuilding their team though since they lost Kobe and so maybe they aren't doing as well. But still, like Kobe says, "If you can't root for us when we lose, don't root for us when we win" and I think that has a lot of meaning to it. People are just bandwagon fans of the Warriors and stuff but the lakers have always been it, and I get so mad when people just switch teams like that because the lakers deserve to keep their fans and they shouldn't be taken away just because they are rebuilding their team. Go lakers, and I'll always stay loyal ...more

The Lakers are the greatest franchise in all of sports. They have 16 world championships and 60 playoff appearances. Do I even have to list all the legends they have? Magic, Kobe, Baylor, Shaq, Kareem, Wilt, Jerry West, Worthy, and Byron Scott. Plus they have D'angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram, two future NBA legends. And Jack Nicholson as a fan. No question, the Lakers are the best franchise in nba history. And I say that with my Lakers hat on.

Lakers will stay 1st place forever it doesn't matter if kobe is retiring lakers will get another greAt superstar like magic kobe jabbar west wilt and the rest of the superstars who played for lakers lakers will always be the best

They had like all the best players at some point (Kobe, Shaq, Wilt, and even LeBron wants to play for them) but now they just get blown out every game

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2Boston Celtics

The Celtics have the most titles
They have beat LA in the finals more than LA has beat them
They had Bill Russel, Bob Cousey, Larry Bird and other Hall of Famers
They have been playing the same team and defense first style for years
Today the score might be tied 1-1 between Kobe and the Big 4
But everybody wants to be the one to beat the Lakers and they were destroyed by Dallas
The Celtics also lost but they put fight and rondo inspired the whole NBA after Wade took him down
The only laker who would do that today would be Kobe
Every Celtic would have done that.
Celtic are the best team ever end of story from the great Bill Rusel to the soon to be have multiple assist tittles Rajon Rondo

Celtics have won the most championships! They also won 9 straight NBA titles and has the Big 3 and Rondo! Lakers also lost to the Mavericks 4-0 on 2010-2011's NBA playoffs

Everybody should know that the top 5 NBA teams are actually 1. Boston Celtics 2. LA Lakers 3. San Antonio Spurs 4. Philadelphia 76ers and 5. Utah Jazz. These are all teams that have been consistent winners for a majority of their existence, and that's how these teams should be judged

Too bad so sad Celtics you couldn't land Kevin Durant in free agency and us warriors did! Ha!

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3Chicago BullsThe Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division.

Welcome back D-Rose! Carlos, Noah, Nate, Rip, Jimmy, Coach, and those other confident men that think they can back up MJ's Bulls for the second greatest Bulls era. Maybe, next year out of no where they go 73-9 and become the best Bulls era. We don't know and we can't wait to see everybody's future.

Bulls of course.
72-10 (1995-96) BEST RECORD EVER. - i-love-rock-n-roll

Great winning tradition. Paxson is gone though if the team doesn't win under Del Negro - crazyeyes56

Bulls are awesome!

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4Miami HeatThe Miami Heat is an American professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

For me, they are most likely the team that will do it. I know. Again. But, that is what I see from my eyes. James, will be the same will get better, and does get better every day. So, will Wade, who had an up and down year has a fresh new start ahead. Chris Bosh, I don't know about his decisions on taking 3's but Allen will make most of his. Birdman will have another great year.

I bet 1/2 the people that voted for them don't know what they are talking about. Okay they have been doing good for like what 3 years? That doesn't mean anything. Teams that are actually are good, like the Lakers, Celtics or Bulls- have a good past.

Miami Heat is the greatest Nba team in the league. They beat the Thunder in the Championship. They have Lebron, Wade, and Bosh one of the greatest players.

I think Michael Jordan is in Miami heat then changed to Bosh when he retired.

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5San Antonio Spurs

The definition of professionalism and consistency. Pop and company have shown the ability to adapt to changes in the game and be at the forefront of innovation. They retool and add players that fit their philosophy. They used small ball to dominate the Heat in the finals rematch. They attack weaknesses in opposing teams. With this level of competence from top to bottom, they have been perennial championship contenders, and they have not shown signs of slipping. - guizzy

How could the Spurs be at #6, They have the best playoff record in the last 12 years than any other pro team in all pro sports. In a 9 year period they won 4 championships. Not to mention they haven't missed the playoffs in 14 seasons! - westofohio

Old? That means that they are a veteran team. Those blew games, surprised everybody but that was last year. Come on, guys stop talking about that. That is old too. Remember, before this crazy thing they swept Memphis and my Lakers. Parker, Manu, Timmy, Green, Kawhi, Diaw, Splitter, and coach have a short bright future. But, happy to say at least one more extra year.

They are one of my favorites

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6Oklahoma City Thunder

Westbrook is finally recovering. Durant, Perk, Serge, and a great young coach. You know, it is hard to lose a great coach like Maurice Cheeks but they have that bright future in front of them. They are young and talented, when they get older and learn more from the game they will probably capture that ring.

This team relies on Durant and Westbrook. Without them this team is nothing.

Their the best team ever. They kick Miami heats ass. They kick ass against the lakers.

I hate the thunder

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7New York Knicks

New York Knicks is on way to rebuilding and expect to be Championship contender in the next season. I believe in their spirit to be better and do what are necessary to get on top.

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8Cleveland CavaliersThe Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.

LeBron is the reason this team is good. But a one man team will never beat the Warriors or the Spurs.

Lebron is 3 in the power rankings plus how about kyrie love and lebron

As much as I love LeBron James he is my favorite NBA player But he has yet to win Championship with Cavs and I hope they win this one they are a great team but do they have a chance between Warriors or Thunder?

My favorite team is Cleveland cavaliers

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9Golden State Warriors

Welcome back to California. Curry, Thompson, Coach, Lee, Bogut, Barnes and a bright future is'what they have. They should make playoffs this year.

Come on, they are winning almost every game (except the Lakers one. They're pretty good) recently. They've got Curry, Durant, Thompson, Green. They're the team to win. - TristGamer

Warriors are my team they should male it to the finals for the playoffs

Warriors need to be first. They have the best attitude in the games and are good too. - Oliveleaf

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10Los Angeles Clippers

Why the heck are the Clippers way up here? They lost in the first round to the GRIZZLIES! Thunder made it to the second round WITHOUT! Westbrook.

Paul, Griffin, Jordan, Dudley, Crawford, Mr. Big Shot, Doc, Barnes, Odom, Collison, Redick. 10 players and 1 fine, great coach named Doc. Donald Sterling did a pretty good job doing his job. A championship team is what people think. But, I think they are a finals team cause I think Miami can do it.

One of the worst teams, definitely shouldn't be in the top 10. They lost to the grizzlies, like what? There is a lot of better teams below.

A joke of a team. Will never win a title

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The Contenders

11Houston Rockets

With a big history with a man that can dominate hakeem olujuwon with blocking skills and huge dunk that could of broke the backboard and the draft they are going select Dwight howard

They're doing pretty good this season... I will always stay loyal.

With James harden, Dwight Howard, and josh smith

They have james harden.

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12Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers have had some good years, but they've had more bad ones then good ones their 3-31 start this year should say a lot about that. They also have the record of the worst season in NBA history as well as the 2nd and 3rd worst starts to a season in NBA history. They should not be in the top ten

Even though they were miserable this year, they still have a now of good history

Not so good right now, but I'm not saying they are terrible

They are the top 2 with the lakers

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13Toronto RaptorsThe Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

They are one of the better teams, but they are no where near the best. I don't see them doing any better than they are doing now.

Go Lowry hard to win the playoffs but I think the raptors will win the playoffs!

They are almost as good as the spurs

Better than your mom

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15Detroit Pistons

Chauncey, Rip, Sheed, Prince, Ben

What more can you say

Drummond, Jackson, Morris, Caldwell, Johnson. They play great as a team and I hope they win next year

Anyone remember the Bad Boys era 1980s Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer. Its not just the Chauncey, Rip, Rasheed, Prince, and Ben era - andrew16nguyen

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16Dallas Mavericks

How could they be at number 7?! They may have just 1 ring in the league but still they have a roster that has many veterans like Nowitzki, Kidd, Terry, and Stojakovic! And Miami stunk on game 2 on the 2011 finals after Dirk's 3 and the finishing lay-up! They should higher than the Heat! Bosh, James, Wade You call yourselves the big three?!

Really? 7? They should be in the top 5, they have great shooters, great players, great coach, they beaten the Miami Heat.

They beat the Heat real bad back in 2011!

They are my least favorite team

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17Orlando Magic

They aren't that amazing anymore. They were really good when they had SHAQ, and even before then they had a strong roster. They aren't the worst team right now though.

they're good and should have beat the stinken lakers as should of the nuggets

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18Indiana Pacers

They have a great shot blocker so that even if they have failing offense Roy Hibbert can still take over. Including a lock down defender in George and West. Then a young coaching talent in Frank Vogel. Bright future.


19Phoenix Suns

4th most winning team without an NBA championship! Should've had at least 2 if it weren't for Tim Donaughy refereeing

20Washington Wizards

I like them but they stunk

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