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3 NBA Superteams That Would Be Unbeatable: Lakers, Warriors, Nets

3 NBA Superteams That Would Be Unbeatable: Lakers, Warriors, Nets

Superteams are becoming more of the norm in recent years, as superstar players have figured out that teaming up with each other gives them the best chance to win NBA titles. Of course, talent wins chips and there have been some all-time great teams that have dominated the league in their era. Gone are the days where a single star becomes the face of a team that wins it all and ganging up on the opposition is the best way to generate wins.

Kevin Durant proved that to be the case when he formed the Golden State Warriors team that did not need him to contend. With Durant, the Warriors made 3 straight Finals and won 2 championships. LeBron James might have done it before him, joining forces in free agency and teaching players to take their careers into their own hands. Perhaps no player was more impactful in this sense than LeBron James, and The King has allowed the next generation of players to control their own destinies.

But what if we could create 3 superteams that could possibly go an unbeatable 82-0 during a full season to shatter the all-time record of wins for a season? In doing so, there are 3 superteams that would usurp every great NBA team we have seen throughout NBA history including the 90s Bulls, the 2010s Warriors, and even the 1960s Celtics. Here are the 3 most unstoppable superteams formed by combining the current stars of each time with other superstars that fit their playing style.

Los Angeles Lakers Superteam

Luka Doncic, Paul George, Jimmy Butler

LeBron James, Anthony Davis

Los Angeles Lakers Superteam

The Los Angeles Lakers are a heck of a team right now, mainly because of the LeBron James-Anthony Davis duo. These two superstars bring a ton of talent and physical dominance on both ends of the floor and feed off each other perfectly. With James controlling the playmaking aspect most times, Davis is a force as a sidekick who can control the paint and score at will.

Imagine if they are given 3 superstar players: Luka Doncic, Paul George, and Jimmy Butler. LeBron can play with any player in NBA history because of his point guard skills, which means he can share those duties with Luka Doncic. Luka is similar to LeBron in that he can be a playmaker for others and also take matters into his own hands, making this a match made in heaven. When LeBron decides to go off the ball, Luka is more than capable of leading the offense.

Meanwhile, Paul George is a player that would be a perfect sidekick to LeBron James. There isn’t a single thing that George doesn’t do well on the floor, from shooting the three to playing lockdown defense. Geroge can win games with his offense, but his true impact comes when he does other things on the floor including rebounding and shutting down his opponent. With Luka and LeBron controlling the offense, George can play his game as naturally as possible.

Finally, Jimmy Butler completes a Lakers team that would be incredibly dominant on defense. Davis and George are regarded as superstar defensive players at their positions, and Jimmy Butler is on the same level. Butler plays harder than almost every player in the league and takes pride in shutting down opposing players. Jimmy went from an ignored role player to one of (arguably) the top-ten players in the universe at this moment.

Butler, George, and Davis form the most dominant defensive trio in the post and on the perimeter, while LeBron and Luka control the offense. There is no way this team would lose more than 5 games in a single season and could possibly even go undefeated across 82 games.

Golden State Warriors Superteam

Stephen Curry, Devin Booker, Kawhi Leonard

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic

Golden State Warriors Superteam

Next up, the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry is not only the best shooter to ever play the game, but also one of the most influential superstars of his generation. Curry changed the game with his shooting, and his ability to create his own offense from the perimeter makes him a feared opponent for every team in the league. With 2 scoring titles to his name, Stephen Curry makes a living heating up from the perimeter and he will lead out a group of dominant superstars.

Joining Curry in the backcourt is Devin Booker, a budding superstar player with similarities to the great Kobe Bryant. Booker can create his own offense as well and has no problem dropping 50 points in any game he plays in. The Suns’ superstar is only 25 years old and is getting better by the year, so it will be almost impossible for any team to slow him down when he pairs with Curry in the backcourt. A duo that can light it up and average 30 PPG if they wanted to, the Warriors have a great base for a dominant superteam.

Imagine adding in 2 MVPs in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic to the squad. The Greek Freak is one of the most dynamic superstars to have ever played the game, and with his size alone, he is an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor. Add in the athleticism and refinement of his game and you are looking at an unbeatable core, to begin with. Nikola Jokic is the reigning MVP and is another unstoppable force on offense.

The Serbian is an amazing passer but also a great scorer. The big man averaged 26.4 PPG last year on 56.6% shooting from the field, 38.8% from three, and 86.8% from the free-throw line. For the first time in a very long time, we are witnessing the play of a center who does not have a weakness in his game. He is a terrific shooter and rebounder and will be dominant alongside Giannis Antetokoumpo.

Finally, 2-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard joins the squad. As a two-way star, Kawhi might be one of the greatest ever. Kawhi can lock up most players in his position and has no problem taking over the offense as well, using his shooting intangibles to score from anywhere. With Kawhi and Giannis, the Warriors’ defense will be horrifying while Curry feeds off the playmaking ability of his bigs. This team could go 82-0 and it would not surprise anyone.

Brooklyn Nets Superteam

Damian Lillard, James Harden, Jayson Tatum

Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid

Brooklyn Nets Superteam

Finally, the Brooklyn Nets superteam. Led by the superstar duo of Kevin Durant and James Harden, this team will be a force from the start. Kevin Durant is a 4-time scoring champion and one of the most unstoppable scorers of all time, the reason he occupies almost everyone’s top-15 list of all-time great players. Durant can score against anyone in any era, and no defender really has a chance of slowing him down. The Slim Reaper shoots a career 49.5% from the field, 38.4% from three, and 88.2% from the free-throw line.

An accurate sharpshooter, any team with Durant has a chance of becoming a superteam. Adding in James Harden, a 3-time scoring champion will make this team very difficult to defend. Harden is considered one of the best isolation players ever, even if he benefitted from a lack of refined rules. The Beard is clever at beating his man off the dribble and when given space, can drain stepback three-pointers against any defender. Harden is also a muscular 6’5” guard, making him a perfect partner to a slender Kevin Durant.

To continue adding to the offense, Damian Lillard joins the team. Considered a top-75 player of all time, Lillard is a force with the ball in his hands. The point guard can hit shots from deep, attack the rim, and can deliver in the biggest moments. His track record as an offensive superstar is truly spectacular, and 6 All-NBA Teams to his name at 31 years old is an impressive feat. With Lillard, Harden, and Durant; the Nets will have no issues scoring over 100 points against anyone.

But the offense is not bolstered enough just yet. Jayson Tatum, a protege of Kobe Bryant, will join the dynamic trio. Tatum is a 23-year old superstar offensive player, who like Kevin Durant, does not have a weakness at getting buckets. He has size at 6’8”, and has long arms to make sure his jumper gets over his defender. When attacking the basket, Tatum is getting better at absorbing contact and finishing through traffic. Averaging over 23 PPG the last 2 seasons, Tatum makes the offense scary good.

Finally, runner-up MVP Joel Embiid is the only true big on the team. The Nets like to play fast and spread the floor, which means Embiid has free reign to dominate the interior. Embiid is arguably the best two-way center in the league, and also brings a top-10 talent in terms of offense. Embiid can hit the three, the mid-range shot, and has a solid post-game. On defense, he will snatch the rebounds and allow his 4 scorers to take over games.

Which Team Would Fare Best In A 7-Game Series?

Clearly, each team is primed to be unbeatable in every aspect of the game. The Lakers team has plenty of size and defense, along with the best player in the game. LeBron James has the best possible pieces around him that defend, score, and play hard every minute of the game. The King knows where his bread is buttered and will make sure all his teammates perform to the best of their capacity. The Lakers have championship intangibles that cannot be taught. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors team is scary good on both ends of the floor as well.

The Warriors bring what the Lakers bring to the game except they have better shooting and better bigs. Giannis and Jokic will be impossible to defend against, especially with Curry and Booker waiting on the wings. Kawhi Leonard bolsters the team’s defense which could suffer when Curry and Booker are taken advantage of.

Finally, the Nets have the best core group to score the ball and have the most explosive offense. Their defense could be an issue against the other two teams and Joel Embiid will have a ton on his plate to handle as the only true big. So which team has the best chance to win in a 7-game series?

Brooklyn will have the worst chance. Embiid cannot handle the onslaught that James, Davis, Giannis, and Jokic will bring to the floor. Kevin Durant is an all-time great scorer but will not help much in that regard, so the Nets will not win a 7-game series against either team.

That means the Lakers and Warriors will go to battle in a 7-game series for all the marbles. It is hard to argue against Golden State which has a more complete team, but they have deficiencies that the Lakers do not have. First, LeBron is the most impactful player on either side and will make sure his superstar teammates shine at their best. Secondly, the Warriors have players who could be prone to off-nights including Devin Booker and Stephen Curry to a lesser extent. If Booker and Curry are not firing from the perimeter, there will be pressure on Giannis and Jokic to do the damage to counter Davis, George, Butler, and Luka.

It is hard to bet against the best player in the world, and with 4 superstars beside him, it is likely the Lakers overcome the Warriors in Game 7 through a 1-point victory.


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