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Bill Russell and his Boston Celtics were pretty much the owners of this league in the early going, while Magic Johnson led the Showtime Lakers to make them yet another historic team fans will never forget.

We all remember those mighty Chicago Bulls that went a perfect 6-6 in the finals, with Michael Jordan leading the way to become one of the most dominant squads in the history of this beautiful game.

Besides, we just can’t help to remember that first historic Dream Team that completely dominated the world and had no opposition whatsoever featuring some of the best players any sport has ever seen.

And most recently the Golden State Warriors have entered the debate as if they can be the most dominant team in NBA history with his ability to completely crush opponents in just about 24 minutes while featuring the three best scorers in the game.

Over the course of history, we’ve seen squads completely own the hardwood and be as terrifying as good, but in order to finally put an end to this never-ending debate of which team was better, because we’re set to create the most unstoppable squad of all time.

 

Starters

 

PG Magic Johnson

Huge no-brainer here, as we’re putting the rock in the hands of the best point guard in the history of the game and the all-time leader in assists per game in Magic Johnson, a point guard that could play and guard all 5 spots and that would provide a lot of pace and versatility at both ends of the floor.

 

SG Michael Jordan

Did anybody hesitate here? Do we need to explain this choice? Michael Jordan is the Greatest of All Times, period. Dominant, disrespectful, strong, fast, smart and incredibly lucky, the best two-way shooting guard in the history of basketball has to be not only the starting SG but also the team’s captain.

 

SF LeBron James

LeBron James has paved his way into basketball’s Mt. Rushmore after being the ultimate leader of the Eastern Conference since entering the league in 2003, being a lock to make the NBA Finals and a guy everybody wants to play with (Sorry, Kyrie). Bron’s ability to play lockdown defense and his aggressiveness towards the rim make him the obvious choice at the wing.

 

PF Tim Duncan

For some guys, Duncan was never a natural power forward but a center, but truth to be told, the Big Fundamental thrived in both spots with great ease. Being the man in the middle in one of the most successful franchises in competitive sports, Duncan was one of the best defenders that’s ever set foot on an NBA hardwood, and even though his offensive mechanics were odd at best, he was always a very consistent scorer.

 

C Shaquille O’Neal

Shaq was the most terrifying and dominant player every time he was on the floor, and even if you tried to prevent him from scoring with a hard foul, you were going to pay the price for it. Being a human wall, Shaq completely shattered his opponents and even the backboards, and with Magic Johnson running the team’s offense, we would be in for a treat with dozens of lobs per game.

 

Bench:

John Stockton, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman

If you thought this roster was scary enough, well let me tell you that the team’s subs are perhaps the only players capable to at least take 1 game in a 7 game series against the team’s starters.

See, Stockton was a pass-first kind of point guard that wouldn’t mind not taking a single shot to set his teammates up, and with pure scorers like Kobe Bryant and Larry Bird playing alongside him in the second unit, this subs could pretty much light it up from deep on any given night.

If we’re talking about locking down the paint, who would be better in that regard than Hakeem the Dream Olajuwon, the most skilled two-way center in the history of the game? And of course, pairing him with the human definition of hustle in Dennis Rodman would make them a nightmare for the most skilled scorers in the game.

Besides, if you pair Rodman with Charles Barkley, it’s pretty likely that things can get out of hand real quick with both crafty players getting into their rivals’ heads, with Chuck completely taking them to school on the low post and then just mocking them.

Last but not least, we get the best defensive small forward in the history of this game in Scottie Pippen, a player that could also get hot real quick if you gave him the chance, so there’s no doubt that with this kind of personnel, this team could easily go 82-0 through the regular season and 16-0 in the playoffs.

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