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Led by four pals—Joakim Noah (above), Al Horford, Corey Brewer and Taureen Green—who returned after winning it all in 2006, the Gators were the first repeat champs in 15 years. It was no fluke: They were the best shooting team (52.6%) of the decade.
Red Wings 2001--02
They had 116 points and won the Stanley Cup, but that doesn't describe Detroit's talent. How deep were the Wings? They had two future Hall of Famers—Igor Larionov and Luc Robitaille—on the fourth line.
The middle title of Shaq's and Kobe's threepeat was the best. L.A. went a record 15--1 in the eternal postseason; the lone loss came to the 76ers in Game 1 of the Finals, when league MVP Allen Iverson erupted for 48.