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Mazz’s Tiers: Best NBA Title teams since 1980

It’s time for the latest edition of Mazz’s Tiers! With the Boston Celtics getting closing in on their 18th NBA Championship, Mazz decided it was a good time to rank the NBA Championship teams since 1980!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3OwJRkq7nQ But before the Tiers, here’s a look at some of the teams who’ll appear on the list... Prior to the 2010-11 NBA season LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat to create one of the league’s first “Super Teams”. The Heat would go on to make the next four NBA Finals and ultimately win the 2012 and 2013 NBA Finals.  From 2000-2002 the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, won three consecutive NBA Finals. O’Neal won the MVP of the Finals in all three of those championships.  Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won six of eight NBA Finals from 1991-1998. The two Finals that the Bulls didn’t win during that time frame, 1994 and 1995, occurred while Jordan was “retired”. The Houston Rockets won both of those championships in 1994 and 1995.  The 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers were down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to the defending champions Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers would go on to win the final three games and upset the Warriors, who had won 73 games during the regular season.  From 1999 to 2015 the San Antonio Spurs were champions of the NBA five times. Tim Duncan was a member of all five of those teams and Tony Parker was on the team for the last four of them. Gregg  Popovich coached all five Spurs championship teams.  From 2015-2019 the Golden State Warriors went to five consecutive NBA Finals. They would win the 2015, 2017, and 2018 titles. The Warriors then added a fourth NBA time in the 21st Century with a championship victory over the Celtics in 2022. 

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