I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but don't forget the '04 Pistons. The best player on that team was...Chauncey Billups?
And the Mavs won that year because Dirk played out of his mind, but also because that team had all the right pieces for Carlisle's pace-and-space offense. They were loaded with guys who could spread the floor (Caron Butler, JJ Barea, Jason Terry, Dirk, Peja Stojakovic, Jason Kidd, and that punk DeShawn Stephenson) and also had a disruptive wing defender in Shawn Marion and a great P&R big in Tyson Chandler.
Edited by diadem - 1/28/15 at 6:59pm