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All-time greatest nominee #11 – 1987 Los Angeles Lakers

The 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers finished 65-17 and Magic Johnson was an MVP for the first time. Magic “sky-hooked” the Celtics in game #4 and the Lakers won their fourth title of the 1980’s.

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All-time greatest nominee #10 – 1986 Boston Celtics

The 1986 Boston Celtics finished with the best record of any of the Bird, McHale and Parish teams at 67-15. They finished 40-1 at home during the regular season, and 50-1 including the playoffs.

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All-time greatest nominee #9 – 1983 Philadelphia 76ers

Moses led them, but Dr. J was always there. For one special season, Philadelphia pulled it all together. They went 65-17 in the regular season and 12-1 in the playoffs for the title.

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All-time greatest nominee #8 – 1981 Boston Celtics

The first title of the Bird-Parish-McHale era was special as the team went 62-20 and answered their rival Los Angeles Lakers with a title of their own.

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All-time greatest nominee #7 – 1980 Los Angeles Lakers

The 1980 Lakers finished 60-22 and featured a certain rookie alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It was truly a “Magical” year!

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All-time greatest nominee #6 – 1972 Los Angeles Lakers

The 1972 Lakers won 33 straight games during the season and finished with a 69-13 record overall. They very well could be the greatest ever!

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All-time greatest nominee #5 – 1971 Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee finished 66-16 and 12-2 in the playoffs for an overall record of 78-18! The combination of leadership from Alcindor and Robertson, made this team a natural contender. However, Milwaukee management deserves a lot of credit for bringing in players that were a perfect compliment for a title.

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All-time greatest nominee #4 – 1970 New York Knicks

New York finished 60-22 and won 18-straight games early in the season. The 1970 Knicks were creative offensively and played as a team on both ends. They could be one of the smartest teams in history.

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All-time greatest nominee #3 – 1967 Philadelphia 76ers

The 1967 Philadelphia team was truly one of the greatest! They started 46-4 and finished 68-13 overall. Chamberlain, Greer, Walker and Cunningham lead the team who were the very definition of team.

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All-time greatest nominee #2 – 1965 Boston Celtics

The 1965 Celtics won their 7th out of 8 straight titles. They finished with their best regular season record of any of their title teams at 62-18.

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