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Paul Pierce Says The 2012-13 Miami Heat Is The Best Team LeBron James Has Ever Played With: "How Do You Win 28 Games In A Row?”

(via USA Today)

(via USA Today)

From his Cleveland squad with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving to his newest team in L.A. (with Anthony Davis), Lebron James has been a part of some pretty amazing teams over the years.

But perhaps none are greater than the 2012-13 Miami Heat. With a roster of LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, they were absolutely unstoppable, going 66-16 on the season that included a 27-game win streak (the second-longest in NBA history).

According to Paul Pierce on "First Take," it's enough to call it the greatest team James has ever been a part of.

“Whatever team that was when they won 28 in a row and the chip. Those types of winning streaks don’t even exist no more. The Lakers did it back in the 80s. How do you win 28 games in a row?

That team was so fast. By the time you got your shot up, you had to be back on defense. Every time I shot the ball, I start running back. That team was so fast with LeBron and Wade on the wing.”

Of course, the Heat went on to win the title that year, beating the Spurs in an epic 7-game Finals series.

Back then, the team was largely seen as villains, and most of the NBA community was actively rooting for their downfall. As the first true "superteam" of the modern era, they had a ton of enemies.

Now, over 7 years later, and there is a growing sentiment of appreciation for that club and just how fun they made the league during their reign.

And while that era has long since ended, nobody is forgetting what they did. Paul Pierce certainly hasn't.