NBA Power Rankings: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the 10 Best Scoring Duos

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NBA Power Rankings: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the 10 Best Scoring Duos
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This season it appears that high-scoring duos have taken the league by storm. In fact, half of the teams on this list feature tandems that were created over the summer.

Are we complaining about it? Absolutely not.

Who could complain about watching Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol bring Hollywood to its feet at the Staples Center?

Or Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook make a city like Oklahoma City relevant for something other than tornadoes?

Or what about LeBron James and Dwyane Wade work their magic in South Beach?

No matter what team you support, you sometimes have to be in awe of what these duos exhibit nightly.

However, we also need to know that it's not duos or individuals who win championships, it's team efforts.

The San Antonio Spurs might not be the most exciting team to watch, but I can guarantee that they'd rather bore their crowd to sleep with a 42-8 record rather than get them off their feet with a 28-22 record.

The team effort is the reason teams such as the Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons ran the 2000s.

For now, though, we look to the dynamic duos and the terrifying twosomes that electrify arenas; the two players that can turn around games just with their offensive prowess.

Whether their specialty is shooting, driving or a hybrid of both, the players in this power rankings are some gentlemen you would not like to see when looking at the opposing teams' bench.

The biggest problem when facing two dynamic scorers on the same team is which player to focus on more. You can only double-team so many times before either player learns to overcome it.

Scoring isn't everything in the NBA, but this article is all about it. Only 20 of the league's premier scorers could make it and they all carry a great significance as they exhibit themselves as the scoring leaders to look to when adversity strikes on the offensive end.

Defense might win championships, but scoring is what keeps the viewers watching and a few cities relevant.

It's why Golden State remains in the news even though they've only made one postseason over the past decade.

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