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nba-basketball-teams.com is dedicated to providing you, the avid fan, with all the past and present information on all National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. Data on all the thirty teams is readily available and just a click away. You'll learn about the past players, who kept their teams afloat vying for the championship and the present players who have taken up the mantle from their predecessors
THE 50 GREATEST PLAYERS IN NBA HISTORY
A select panel were asked to select the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, without regard to position. Voters did not rank their selections and former players were not allowed to vote for themselves.
At the start of the 1996-97 season the 50 players had accumulated 107 NBA Championships, 49 Most Valuable Player Awards, 17 Rookie of the Year honors, 447 All-Star Game selections, 36 scoring titles, 923,791 total points and 410,327 total rebounds.
THE TOP FIFTY:
CBS POLL OF 25 BEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF ALL TIME:
Larry Bird 45,556
THE FOUR MOST FAMOUS TEAMS
The four most famous teams in basketball are the Original
Celtics, the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
The Original Celtics were organized in 1914
and toured the United States for seven years, amassing an amazing record
of 1,320 wins against only 66 losses. They were so strong that when they
joined the American Professional League tahey were broken up to give the
other teams balance.
In 1988 the Los Angeles Lakers became the first team to win back-to-back NBA championships in nineteen years. Coached by Pat Riley and led by Earvin "Magic" Johnson and James Worthy, the Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons in a seven-game series for the 1988 title. Led by Shaquille O'Neal and coached by Phil Jackson, they have since won three NBA titles in a row.
Without any question whatsoever, the Harlem Globetrotters are the most colorful team in basketball. Organized by Abe Saperstein, the Globetrotters have combined fantastic skill with ingenious comedy to become the most well-known basketball team. They play annually before packed houses throughout the world and have done more than any other team to popularize basketball internationally.
* Lenny Wilkins has since surpassed Auerbach's total wins record.