The 2015-16 NBA Season Was The Best Season Of All Time

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As we have indicated, this season has been a disaster from the start. First of all, it was a dispute with China. Then there is the death of former commissioner David Stern, the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and last but not least the pandemic of Covid 19 that forced him to retire.

Still, we shouldn’t just focus on the bad things. Now that we can’t watch basketball live anymore, it’s the perfect time to look back and talk about the great moments the NBA has brought us over the years.

Now that we all agree that it was the worst season in the history of the NBA, we have to ask ourselves what was the best season in history. It is remarkable that several seasons come to mind, but there is only one correct answer: 2015-16. Why is that? We’ll break it down in the next few paragraphs:

The Big Spurs Team Mandatory loan : Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

For many years, San Antonio Spurs had several incredible teams, but in 2015-16 they were the last legitimate contenders for the championship. It was also the last time their mythical Big Three played together before Tim Duncan resigned.

With the addition of David West and LaMarcus Aldridge to the already impressive core of Danny Green, Kavi Leonard, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan, the Spurs broke the 67-15 record and lost just one home game in the season.

However, in the second round of the playoffs, their championship dream ended when the Oklahoma City Thunder beat them 4-2, making them the first team since the Dallas Mavericks in 2007 to win 67 games and lose before the final conference.

Kevin Durant (via ClutchPoints)

For eight years Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were one of the deadliest duets of the competition. The Oklahoma City Thunder have always been an opponent in the championship, both were on the field because they were both fierce rivals and undisciplined strikers.

At the Western Conference, Thunder moved up to third place. After winning 57 games this season, it looked like Durant and Westbrook were ready to return to the NBA finals.

However, they fell into the hands of the great historical warriors of the Golden State, who would have ended their relationship both inside and outside the court. It’s pretty sad when you wonder if they can build up another race and eventually win the championship together.

Aaron Gordon versus Zack Avalanche in a wetbody contest.

Zack Avalanche and Aaron Gordon brought the slam dunk contest back to life after a few bad years, and the boy, they certainly gave up the show for centuries and beat Will Burton and Andre Drummond easily in the first round.

Gordon defied nature and gravity and dropped some of the meanest models of all time, including a poster under his feet about the mascot of Orlando Magic, who is still one of the top three models in the history of the competition.

Yet Avalanche’s bizarre athletics would have given him a second title, as Gordon had to save the best dunk for the last one and didn’t have to finish it long in the final round.

Stephen Curry versus Clay Thompson in a three-point game.

Although we’re generally getting more and more excited about the Slam Dunk competition, in 2015-16 we’ll have the chance to see perhaps the biggest arrows of all time competing against each other.

Stephen Curry won last year and wanted to defend his crown. But in the end it was Clay Thompson who laughed at him and Devin Booker in the finals.

Thompson also beat James Harden, J.J. Radick, Kyle Lowry and Chris Middleton. He scored 22 points in the first round and 25 points in the championship round, making him the first pair of teammates to win a three-point race in a row.

Tim Duncan

The 2015-16 season was Tim Duncan’s last season. In 19 years he organized 5 NBA Championships in San Antonio and 2 MVP’s and 3 MVP’s in the finals.

He was also very productive during his farewell season, averaging 8.6 points and 7.3 rebounds at 1.3 blocks per game, allowing him to play an entire season.

Kevin Garnett also said goodbye in 2016 after 21 seasons in the NBA, but unlike Duncan, his playing time and ability to make an impact has already decreased. The winner of a championship, MVP and DPOY will be entered in the Hall of Fame class with Duncan this year.

Stephen Curry: The first unanimous MVP in the history of the NBA. Credit : Getty Pictures

Stephen Curry retired after his first NBA championship and first season as MVP. However, some people felt that he did not deserve a reward with such numbers and that he was simply an exaggerated marksman.

Of course, Curry tried to prove all his sceptics wrong about the 2015-16 season, the year of revenge, so to speak. That year he led the Anti-Glass Theft and Burglary League and became the very first unanimous MVP.

Curry has achieved the highest average in his career in terms of points (30.1), rebounds (5.4) and steals (2.1) with 6.7 assists per match. He also entered the club 50/40/90 with 50.4/45.4/90.8 shots and led Dubov to a record season at the same time.

Season 73-9 of the historic warriors. Photo source:

No one ever thought that anyone could break the record of the Chicago Bulls in 1996. Steve Kerr, however, has made his name part of the history of this beautiful sport again.

The warriors mastered their confrontation perfectly from beginning to end. They only lost two home games this year and broke the record for best regular season start (24-0), most combined victories (88), best road start (14-0), longest home win streak (54-0) and 0 backstopping losses in the regular season.

But as the bulls would say: Without the ring, it means nothing. After winning the NBA championship they couldn’t put cherries on the ice, but we’ll come back to that later.

Unbelievable return of the 3-1 warriors against thunder.

The state’s Golden Warriors were the obvious favorites to win the whole season. They were defending champions and just won 73 matches in the regular championship.

However, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook pushed them to the ropes in the Western Conference semifinals and led the series 3-1.

Needless to say, Steve Kerr’s corrections and the flawless shooting of the Splash Brothers helped the Warriors to deliver one of their most impressive performances, ending the Thunder duo for the second time in a row and bringing them to the finals.

The legendary return of the riders with a ratio of 3 to 1 against the warriors.

The final 2015-16 should be one of the best. The warriors seemed to be ready for the championship, but Lebron James went into legendary mode and the Riders were simply too much to handle.

Kiri Irving and Kevin Love were also in better shape, while Tristan Thompson dominated both sides of the glass in the last 3 races of the series.

The warriors just didn’t know what hit them, they couldn’t find answers. Lebron James finally kept his promise of land title and took part in the goat talk again.

It was the first time the team overcame a 3-1 deficit in the final and also ruined the record-breaking season of the Warriors. Never been better.

The Kobe Bryant final

13. April 2016. This is the last time the world did what Kobe Bryant did best: Scoring goals, leading his team and boosting the whole arena and shouting his name like there is no tomorrow.

The Lakers had already dropped out of the playoffs, but Kobe ruined the season for Utah Jazz by making them uncontrollable and leading the Lakers to a 101-96 triumph.

He also scored 60 points that night and made 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 handle, making him the oldest player to score more than 50 points in NBA history.

In his farewell speech, Kobe gave us one of the most profound moments in NBA history that none of us will ever forget. Mamba out.



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