What is basketball’s greatest Finals moment? What two players met in the game’s best duel? What is the greatest dunk of all time? The answers are up to you. From Feb. 15 through March 15, we asked you, the fans, to vote on the greatest plays, moments and players in NBA History. Your answers will be revealed during the "NBA's TOP 10 GREATEST" on The History Channel on April 21 at 8 p.m. ET along with debate and analysis from an expert panel of basketball legends, coaches and sportswriters have to say about it.
Question No. 7: What is the greatest championship team in NBA history?
The Lakers of the 50's
Thanks to players like George Mikan and Jim Pollard, the Minneapolis Lakers of the early 50’s were one of the most dominant teams of the league's formative years.
The Celtics of the 60's
With Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy and others on the roster, the Boston Celtics teams of the 60's won an incredible eight-straight championships.
The Sixers of 1967
Led by Wilt Chamberlain, the '67 Sixers got off to a 45-4 start, finished the regular season at 68-13, and beat the Warriors to win the title.
The Knicks of 1970
Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere and the 1970 New York Knicks epitomized teamwork and became champions by doing it their way.
The Lakers of 1972
Led by Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, the 1972 Los Angeles Lakers won an incredible 33 straight games en route to an NBA title.
The Sixers of 1983
Thanks to the inside-outside combo of Moses Malone and Dr. J, the '83 Sixers went 12-1 in the postseason and topped the Lakers to win the NBA Finals.
The Celtics of 1986
With Larry Bird in his prime and Bill Walton healthy, the '86 Celtics were one of the best teams in NBA history.
The Lakers of 1988
Thanks to the play of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and others, the '88 Lakers became the first team to successfully defend the title since the '69 Celtics.
The Bulls of 1996
Led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, the '96 Bulls won a record 72 games in the regular season before beating Seattle in the Finals.
The Lakers of 2000
Shaquille O'Neal was arguably at his most dominant when he teamed with Kobe Bryant to lift the 2000 Lakers to the title.