talk about super teams in the NBA over the last few weeks. Who started the super team? Which is the best super team in history? We know it didn’t really start when Kevin Durant decided to head to Oakland to join Steph Curry, Draymond Green and co. We know it didn’t start when LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in South Beach. It started a long, long time ago, and has somewhat been a part of the NBA for as long as we can remember.
But the fact is, we didn’t always look at them as super teams. That word only now came up and will likely stick for a while. In reality, over the years we’ve seen them as the great duos of the NB. Two great players who teamed up and wowed the crowd. Guys who stuck by each other for several years, some of them winning championships (in this case we can take a look at LeBron and DWade, Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen), but others never got a chance to do so, (take a look at Malone and Stockton, or Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki).
Regardless of whether they won rings or not, some of these duos are the best in history. They hold some of our fondest moments in the history of the league, have put up once-in-a-lifetime performances that we’ll never forget, they are part of the reason we love the sport of basketball so much. They didn’t always like each other, but boy did they play well together.
It is how it is, every Batman needs a Robin, and this rings true too in the NBA. There are so many of them, from Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, to Magic and Kareem. Who are the best of all time, take a look:
[post_page_title]Patrick Ewing & John Starks[/post_page_title]
Patrick Ewing and John Starks may have never won a championship while playing together in New York during the 1990s, but they definitely made the Bulls path to winning one much harder. During their eight seasons together, the Knicks tallied five seasons with 50+ wins, including a 60 win season in 1992-93. The following season, ’93-’94, the Knicks made it to the finals, but lost to the Rockets in seven. Ewing was one of the NBA’s most dominating centers, averaging around 24 PPG with 11 rebounds.