What’s the best team that did not win (or almost win) the NBA Champions?

My top 10 teams that were never NBA champions:

  1. 2016 Golden State Warriors – 73–9 (all time record): HOFers – Steph Curry, (possibly) Klay Thompson, (possibly) Draymond Green
  2. 1973 Boston Celtics – 68–14 (franchise record): HOFers – Dave Cowens, John Havlicek, Jo Jo White
  3. 2007 Dallas Mavericks – 67–15 (franchise record): HOFers – Dirk Nowitzki
  4. 2016 San Antonio Spurs – 67–15 (franchise record): HOFers – Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili
  5. 1984 Los Angeles Lakers – 54–28: HOFers – Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Jamaal Wilkes, Bob McAdoo
  6. 2013 San Antonio Spurs – 58–24: HOFers – Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili
  7. 1969 LA Lakers – 55–27: HOFers – Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor
  8. 2008 LA Lakers – 57–25: HOFers – Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol
  9. 2004 LA Lakers – 56–26: HOFers – Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, Gary Payton
  10. 1989 LA Lakers – 57–25: HOFers – Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy