Monday, July 3, 2017

NBA Super Teams From the ‘80s Onwards

With the Warriors and Cavs dominating the NBA season, the discussion on the age of NBA super teams has begun. However, what many people fail to realize is that super teams have been around the league for the longest time. Let’s take a closer look at the super teams of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

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Los Angeles Lakers
Led by Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Lakers of the ‘80s were called Showtime and for a good reason. They not only dominated most of the league, but they also did it in such a fun fashion that watching them became an event itself.

Boston Celtics
The only team that could beat the Showtime Lakers was the other super team of the era, the Boston Celtics. With tough, gritty, basketball genius Larry Bird and the front line of Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, the Celtics of the ‘80s were intimidating and unstoppable.

Chicago Bulls
Arguably the greatest super team in NBA history, the 95-96 Chicago Bulls had it all. They had the greatest player of all time, who was also the highest scorer. They had three of the best defenders and the best sixth man. They had the coach of the year. They also had a 72-win season, and most importantly, the championship.

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Houston Rockets
Moving on to the ‘90s, when Michael Jordan retired, it left a hole for the greats to win a ring. Unfortunately, the Houston Rockets did so – without a super team. Their super team came a year after Jordan returned to dominance, and the Rockets got a hold of Charles Barkley. Their big three? Hakeem Olajuwon, Barkley, and Clyde Drexler.

Scott Jay Abraham is an interior designer who is also a certified NBA fan. For more on Scott, follow him on Facebook.

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