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Old 01-02-2016, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

and weren't the title favorites? I'm looking for my ISH historians here.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

Lakers in '86 would come to mind. No way they'd be the favorites come playoff time
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:30 AM   #3
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Okc 2016

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Old 01-02-2016, 12:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

Penny and Shaq weren't favored against the Bulls.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:37 AM   #5
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

Last year with Durant being hurt OKC was not considered a legit title contender based on the difficulty of the western conference. KD and Brooke arguably top 5 in nba last year.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:44 AM   #6
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Penny and Shaq weren't favored against the Bulls.
Penny wasn't a top 5 player
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:49 AM   #7
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

Majority of GM's according to GM polls had the Laker's as the title favorites in 2011.

So the 2011 Heat might count.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:54 AM   #8
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

Probably the first year Pippen joined the Bulls.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:55 AM   #9
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Okc 2016

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I knew Bron's hard work and hard **** would pay off
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:56 AM   #10
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

Last season.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

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Lakers in '86 would come to mind. No way they'd be the favorites come playoff time


Was Kareem still a top 5 player in '86 though?
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:01 PM   #12
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Default Re: The last time a team had TWO Top 5 players...

Healthy OKC would beat the Warriors in the playoffs

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Old 01-02-2016, 04:12 PM   #13
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Was Kareem still a top 5 player in '86 though?

It'd be debatable, dude did make All-NBA First Team and finished 5th in MVP voting, and was still scoring over 25 ppg in the playoffs.

The West/Baylor Lakers would have to be considered as well
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:15 PM   #14
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Majority of GM's according to GM polls had the Laker's as the title favorites in 2011.

So the 2011 Heat might count.

They were heavily favored, they just choked
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:19 PM   #15
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A bunch of teams have had two Top 5 players...

2014 Clippers for example.
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