Which NBA Teams Besides the Miami Heat and L.A. Lakers Can Win the Title?

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Which NBA Teams Besides the Miami Heat and L.A. Lakers Can Win the Title?
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In the eyes of many observers, the NBA regular season and postseason hold no relevance until the NBA Finals arrive.

The reason for this belief is that a majority of fans have come to expect nothing but pure greatness out of the revamped Los Angeles Lakers and defending champion Miami Heat.

And that's why they play the games.

While paper rosters might intrigue fantasy athletes, they mean absolutely nothing once the games are being played. Team chemistry is a factor that cannot be discredited, but let's be frank about what we've all come to know.

Anyone can be defeated at any given moment.

The question is, who actually can overcome those daunting Lakers and the star-studded Heat? While some will quip that no one is capable of such a feat, there are actually a handful of NBA franchises with realistic title odds.

As for who they are, the following slides will answer just that.

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