Over the course of the NBA Finals, Sportsnaut is challenging you to engage in what promises to be an interesting project. We have seeded our top-16 teams in the history of the NBA and just put the finishing touches on the brackets.
The focus of this series of articles will be to come to the ultimate conclusion, through votes, of what team stands above the rest in the history of this great game. You will see Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics, Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and even LeBron James’ Miami Heat among the 16 teams. We start with the Old School Region, which pits four teams from the 195o’s through the 1970′s against one another.
And we want you to vote on each matchup.
Check out our post on the Old School Region and make your vote count.
The following post will focus on the Diesel Decade Plus Region with teams from the past two decades.
Round 1- The 1999-2000 Los Angeles Lakers vs the 2007-2008 Boston Celtics
|Facts||1999-2000 NBA Champion: Lakers||2007-2008 NBA Champion: Celtics|
|Coach:||Phil Jackson||Doc Rivers|
|Center:||Shaquille O’Neal||Kendrick Perkins|
|Power Forward:||A.C. Green||Kevin Garnett|
|Small Forward:||Glen Rice||Paul Pierce|
|Shooting Guard:||Kobe Bryant||Ray Allen|
|Point Guard:||Ron Harper||Rajon Rondo|
|Key Bench Players||Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, Brian Shaw,||James Posey, Tony Allen, Sam Cassell,|
|Rick Fox and Tyronn Lue||Eddie House, Glen Davis and Leon Powe|
Round 1 – The 2012-2013 Miami Heat vs the 2006-2007 San Antonio Spurs
|Facts||2012-2013 NBA Champion: Heat||2006-2007 NBA Champion: Spurs|
|Coach:||Erik Spoelstra||Gregg Popovich|
|Center:||Chris Bosh||Tim Duncan|
|Power Forward:||LeBron James (technically)||Fabricio Oberto|
|Small Forward:||Shane Battier||Bruce Bowen|
|Shooting Guard:||Dwyane Wade||Manu Ginobili|
|Point Guard:||Mario Chalmers||Tony Parker|
|Key Bench Players||Ray Allen, Chris Anderson, Mike Miller,||Michael Finley, Brent Barry, James White,|
|Norris Cole and Rashard Lewis||Francisco Elson and Beno Udrih|