Top 10 NBA Starting Lineups by Franchise of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Lakers - Magic, Kobe, Baylor, Kareem, Shaq

No one can beat a team that has four players in the top 10 of all time. Some people have them in the top 5 along with Jordan. I have Magic, Kobe, and Kareem in my top 5 with Russell, and of course, Jordan. - Bronson

Of course the greatest player of all time, Wilt Chamberlain was also on the Lakers, though it was when he was older and not in his 76'ers and Warriors prime.

Every single on of them you consider the best in their position. It's amazing. - dipchappy

Can't be defeated - 2storm

2 Celtics - Cousy, Havlicek, Bird, McHale, Russell

KG would be up there career-wise, but McHale did a little bit more for the Celtics than Garnett did. - Bronson

3 Bulls - Rose, Jordan, Pippen, Rodman, Grant

Talent-wise this is the best starting 5 in Bulls history, but if you want some height, you might want to add Artis Gilmore. - Bronson

If you're going to expand the rosters beyond the top 5 you'll never beat the Celtics - Billyv

4 Heat - Hardaway, Wade, James, Bosh, Mourning

The Big 3 plus some. - Bronson

5 76ers - Cheeks, Iverson, Dr. J, Barkley, Chamberlain

Mo Cheeks is the weak link, but this team is still going to win a lot with A.I., Wilt, Dr. J., and the Round Mound of Rebound. - Bronson

6 Warriors - Curry, Mullin, Barry, Thurmond, Chamberlain

Wilt and Steph together? Wow! - Bronson

7 Rockets - Mr. Franchise, Clyde, T-Mac, the Dream, Yao

I like this team a lot, and it doesn't even have Harden, Barkley, Howard etc. - Bronson

8 Knicks - Frazier, Monroe, Anthony, Reed, Ewing

This team does have a lot of Knicks from the 70's. - Bronson

9 Pistons - Zeke, Dumars, Hill, Lanier, Big Ben

Powerful group. - Bronson

10 Cavaliers - James, Irving, Bennet, Nance, Mozgov

The Contenders

11 Spurs - Parker, Gervin, Leonard, Duncan, Robinson

No Manu Ginobili. He is better career-wise than Kawhi Leonard, but I think Kawhi gets the edge here in talent. - Bronson

12 Lakers - Magic, Kobe, Baylor, Gasol, Kareem
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