Old School Region – Greatest NBA Championship Teams Tournament

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.  unnamed 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.

Round 1 – The 1964-1965 Boston Celtics vs the 1974-1975 Golden State Warriors

Facts 1964-1965 NBA Champion: Celtics 1974-1975 NBA Champion: Warriors
Record: 62-18 48-34
Coach: Red Auerbach Al Attles
Center: Bill Russell Clifford Ray
Power Forward: Tom Sanders Derrek Dickey
Small Forward: John Havlicek Rick Barry
Shooting Guard: Sam Jones Charles Johnson
Point Guard: K.C. Jones Butch Beard
Key Bench Players Tom Heinsohn, Willie Naulls and Jamaal Wilkes, George Johnson and
Larry Siegfried Jeff Mullins

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Round 1 – The 1952-1953 Minneapolis Lakers vs the 1972-1973 New York Knicks

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Facts 1952-1953 NBA Champion: Lakers 1972-1973 NBA Champion: Knicks
Record: 48-22 57-25
Coach: John Kundla Red Holzman
Center: George Mikan Willis Reed
Power Forward: Vern Mikkelsen Dave DeBusschere
Small Forward: Jim Pollard Bill Bradley
Shooting Guard: Pep Saul Earl Monroe
Point Guard: Slater Martin Walt Frazier
Key Bench Players Bob Harrison, Lew Hitch, Whitey Skoog Jerry Lucas, Phil Jackson, Dean Meminger
and Jim Holstein and Henry Bibby

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Stop back into Sportsnaut tomorrow for the Diesel Decade of the last 14 years including the Kobe/Shaq Lakers, Tim Duncan’s Spurs, the Garnett/Allen Celtics, and LeBron James’ Heat.