What is the best basketball team in the history of the NBA?

My answer is the 1996 Chicago Bulls – highest winning percentage of regular season + playoffs combined. 72–10, then 15–3 in the playoffs. The 2016 Warriors won 73–9 in the regular season but then faltered in the playoffs and couldn’t get it done. The second best team in NBA history I feel is the 2017 Golden State Warriors with 67–15 in the regular season (just 5 short of the 1996 Bulls) and absolutely dominating the playoffs with a 16–1 record.

Other teams worth mentioning (in terms of both record + talent):
1961 Boston Celtics
1986 Boston Celtics
1985 LA Lakers
1971 Milwaukee Bucks
1972 LA Lakers
1967 Philadelphia 76ers
1989 Detroit Pistons
1983 Philadelphia 76ers (third best postseason record)
1992 Chicago Bulls
1997 Chicago Bulls
2001 LA Lakers (if only for the second best postseason record)
2013 Miami Heat
1999 San Antonio Spurs
2009 LA Lakers
2008 Boston Celtics

I would put all these teams in the next NBA 2K game.





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