Boston Celtics No. 2 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

Banners. When it comes to the Celtics’ legacy, the discussion centers on banners. The franchise hangs 17 championship banners in the rafters of TD Garden. The most dominant runs in league history came through Boston, including winning 11 titles in a 13-year span starting in 1956-57. They also two championships in three seasons in the 1970s and three in a…

Chicago Bulls No. 4 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

Chicago dominated the 1990s, winning six championships. The franchise reached the mountaintop in 1991 by ending two dynasties. First, the Bulls broke through the Pistons in a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference Finals, which ended the Bad Boys Era. Next, Chicago dismantled the Lakers in five games, which ended Magic Johnson’s run as the face of the league. Be…

Houston Rockets No. 5 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The expression, “lightning never strikes twice in the same location” doesn’t apply to Houston. Some of the game’s greatest pillars have donned the Rockets’ logo (in San Diego in 1967-71 before moving to south Texas). It started with Hall of Fame center Elvin Hayes, whom the franchise drafted in 1968 while still based in San Diego. In 1984, Houston won…

San Antonio Spurs No. 6 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The Spurs’ history is a chain of Hall of Famers and All-Stars that have collectively kept the franchise in the public eye since landing in San Antonio in 1973. That season, the team acquired George Gervin from the ABA Virginia Squires. The move started a trend that carries to this day. The Spurs, a small-market franchise adopted from a competitor…

Golden State Warriors No. 7 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The Warriors’ winning ways go back as far as the NBA’s existence. The franchise won the league’s first championship in 1947 while based in Philadelphia. The franchise would add another title in 1956 before winning the lottery, so to speak, in 1959. The team drafted Wilt Chamberlain with the third overall pick that year, and he instantly became the most…

Detroit Pistons No. 9 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

  The Detroit Pistons roll in at No. 9 in the Panini America 30 Teams | 30 Weeks NBA countdown to the most collectable NBA teams of all-time. The Pistons are one of the best franchises in the NBA at building high-caliber teams that also reflect the culture of the city. Detroit, known for its blue-collar attitude, fully embraces players…

Suns Rise to No. 11 in Ongoing 30 Weeks| 30 Teams NBA Countdown

The Suns have been home to some of the game’s greatest players including Charles Barkley, Connie Hawkins, Jason Kidd, Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Johnson. Ten Suns players have been enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. The club may still be looking for its first NBA championship, but the organization has enjoyed a lot of success in the desert. In…
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