NBA Power Rankings: The 1986 Celtics, 1996 Bulls and the 10 Best NBA Teams Ever

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NBA Power Rankings: The 1986 Celtics, 1996 Bulls and the 10 Best NBA Teams Ever
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The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls are the most storied franchises in the history of the NBA, but which team can say one of its dynasty teams was the best ever?

Is the best team ever from a franchise not named the Celtics, Bulls or Lakers? Several teams have some compelling arguments.

There's no question that the Michael Jordan-led Bulls, the Magic Johnson-led Lakers, and the Larry Bird-led Celtics were great teams, but how do they compare with each other?

Each team was built differently but played in similar eras.

We must not forget about the early days of the NBA as well. The championship teams of the two greatest players ever, centers Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, were among the most dominant teams of all-time.

Let's look at the 10 greatest individual teams in NBA history, starting with the 2008 Boston Celtics at No. 10.

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