It takes more than just one great player to win a NBA championship nowadays, and these five teams have figured that out and have three superstar-caliber players that give them a great chance to win a title. Here are the top five "Big 3's" in the NBA today:
5) Oklahoma City Thunder - Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka
Durant and Westbrook are most talent duo in the league but the addition of Ibaka (though a nice player in his own right), knocks them down a peg in these rankings. Plus, the trio's lack of success (one Finals appearance) keep them from challenging for the top spot.
4) San Antonio Spurs - Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard
Aldridge and Leonard are sneakily one of the top duos that can play with anybody, and the addition of Duncan (or Tony Parker, whoever you prefer) gives the Spurs the championship pedigree we expect from them. However, on a pure talent standpoint, they pale in comparison to the top three.
3) Los Angeles Clippers - Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan
These three were seemingly born to play together with Paul serving as arguably the league's best distributor and clutch performer, Griffin as one of the league's most dynamic, all-around players, and Jordan as the league's best rebounder and shot-blocker - but they stay out of the top two because they've yet to even make the Western Conference Finals.
2) Cleveland Cavaliers - LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love
LeBron James is the best player of this generation, and Irving and Love are two of the best young stars in the league. They carried the Cavs to the Finals last year, but injuries kept them from fully competing with the Warriors. Hopefully that won't be the case this year.
1) Golden State Warriors - Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green
Curry is the reigning MVP and is making his mark as the best player in the world, while Thompson and Green are definite All-Stars. This trio doesn't have as much overall talent as some of the other groups on this list, but they're the defending champs and are undefeated this season - hard to keep them out of the top spot.Back to the NBA Newsfeed
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