Throwback Thursday: Best teams of the 1970s

VIDEO: Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dominated during the 1970s

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball.

Today’s Topic: Best Teams of 1970s

This week we continue our Throwback Thursday: Best Teams of Each Decade series by looking at the best teams to play in the 1970s.

Make sure to check back next week for our look at the best teams of the 1980s!

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Gallery: TBT: Best Teams of 1970s

Previous weeks:

Best Teams of 1940-50s
Best Teams of 1960s

Which of these teams do you think would do best in today’s NBA? Leave your comments below!


  1. Franco says:

    Frazier,Roberstone,Barry,Walton,Jabbar.This my best time70year.

  2. Dr Fresh says:

    Since 1980 only 9 franchises have won a NBA championship- LALakers, Celtics, 76ers, Rockets, Pistons, Spurs, Bulls, Heat & Mavs……..the 70s was the competition era before Stern came along and manipulated everything from the draft lottery to the playoffs and everything inbetween behind the scenes…..a dress code really????