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