More so than in any other professional sports league, the greatness of the NBA relies heavily on the greatness of its players.
A great player can make or break a franchise (see LeBron James), and when a team finds a superstar who sticks around for a while, their impact can change the tone of a franchise for a long time (see Michael Jordan).
Franchises like the Celtics and Lakers have been fortunate enough to have several of these kinds of players grace their organizations and have seen a lot of success as a result (number one and two in all-time championships).
However, the Lakers and Celtics aren't the only teams to have had great players impact their franchises.
Here are the best players in the history of each team.