By the Numbers: The 10 Best NBA Teams of All-Time
But, have you ever sat down and wondered, "Are the '95-96 Bulls the best team of all-time?" Are they truly the measuring stick?
In examining the top-10 teams of all-time, we discover the answer to that question.
Utilizing Basketball Reference's Simple Rating System (SRS) -- a team rating that takes into account average point differential and strength of schedule, where zero is average -- we're uncovering which team boasts the best on-court performance over the course of a season, rather than just which teams won a championship or produced the most legendary players.
That's the process behind the list. Like it or not, here are the top 10 NBA teams of all-time.