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.
Vote on the following regions in the Round of 16.
The following post will focus on the Showtime 80’s Region with three teams from the 1990′s and one from the late 1980′s.
Round 1- The 1986-1987 Los Angeles Lakers vs the 1988-1989 Detroit Pistons
|Facts||1986-1987 NBA Champion: Lakers||1988-1989 NBA Champion: Pistons|
|Coach:||Pat Riley||Chuck Daly|
|Center:||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||Bill Laimbeer|
|Power Forward:||A.C. Green||Dennis Rodman|
|Small Forward:||James Worthy||Adrian Dantley|
|Shooting Guard:||Byron Scott||Joe Dumars|
|Point Guard:||Magic Johnson||Isiah Thomas|
|Key Bench Players||Michael Cooper, Mychal Thompson, Kurt Rambis||Mark Aguirre, Vinnie Johnson, Rick Mahorn|
|and Billy Thompson||and James Edward|
Round 1- The 1982-1983 Philadelphia 76ers vs the 1985-1986 Boston Celtics
|Facts||1982-1983 NBA Champion: 76ers||1985-1986 NBA Champion: Celtics|
|Coach:||Bill Cunningham||K.C. Jones|
|Center:||Moses Malone||Robert Parish|
|Power Forward:||Bobby Jones||Kevin McHale|
|Small Forward:||Julius Erving||Larry Bird|
|Shooting Guard:||Andrew Toney||Danny Ainge|
|Point Guard:||Maurice Cheeks||Dennis Johnson|
|Key Bench Players||Clint Richardson, Franklin Edwards, Reggie Johnson||Bill Walton, Scott Wedman and|
|and Clemon Johnson||Jerry Sichting|