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Top 5 League Pass Teams in the NBA today

Anyone who’s ever owned NBA League Pass has nights where they have to find a game to watch.

Their favorite team isn’t playing, and both ESPN and TNT are off for the night.

The only hope for them is to search through that night’s game in hopes of coming across some entertainment.

When doing so, there are obviously teams one wants to watch, and teams one should avoid at all costs.

These are the top 5 League Pass teams in the NBA.

2017 Golden State Warriors Championship Ring Ceremony

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5. Golden State Warriors

While this ranking may seem to low for the defending champions and the best team in the league, what hurts the Warriors in this ranking is what ultimately makes them great.

They’re too good.

Yes, watching Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson do what they do is awesome. They move the ball like it’s a hot potato, can mesmerize opponents with their shooting, and can get on mind-blowing hot streaks.

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But in the average Warriors game, how long does that last? Two and a half quarters? Maybe three?

This team is so dominant that more often than not, their best players are done for the night by the fourth quarter, which equates to far to much garbage time.

In terms of wins and losses, this team is the best one out there, but when it comes to their entertainment factor, I want to watch games that can go down to the wire.

The Warriors don’t even let their players play in the majority of 4th quarters. Hard to put them higher when most of their games are over by the start of the final period.

giannis antetokounmpo, bucks

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4. Milwaukee Bucks

This team is long, young, and athletic.

They’re good enough to compete with any team in the league, but not good enough to completely dominate most.

Eric Bledsoe gives them athleticism at the point guard position, while Giannis Antetokunmpo pulls off probably at least one logic-defying move per game.  Also, Khris Middleton is arguably the best player you don’t know about.

This team doesn’t even have Jabari Parker playing yet.

They are going to be a factor in the league for years to come. Even right now, as their still growing together, this young Bucks squad gives fans some entertaining basketball.

Frank Ntilikina and LeBron James

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3. Cleveland Cavaliers.

Not going to lie, this is mostly based on LeBron James’s existence.

This man is in year 15 and is putting up career-high numbers across the board. He can get 30 points just as easily as he can get 15 assists. Sometimes he does both on any given night.

Watching his all-time greatness is a treat no matter who the opponent is, one that fans should appreciate it while they still can.

Couple LeBron’s all-around greatness with this teams ability to get hot from beyond the arc and you have an interesting and entertaining team to watch, night in night out.

Rockets and Warriors

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2. Houston Rockets

The Rockets were fun to watch last season.

On top of his great passing ability, James Harden’s underrated filthy handles makes him one of the best one on one players in the league.

Eric Gordon is a dynamic scorer. Clint Capela is Deandre Jordan lite.

Then you add Chris Paul to the mix and it works seamlessly?

You get 48 minutes of Hall of Fame point guard play along with an unconscious amount of three-pointers when you watch this team.

That sounds like a good game of basketball no matter who they’re playing.

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1. Philadelphia 76ers

A young athletic team that likes to run up and down the floor?

Check.

Two budding superstar players, each with a unique set of skills that draw legitimate comparisons to NBA legends?

Check.

Despite their youth, they’re good enough to compete with any team in the league?

Check.

Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz

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No, the 76ers aren’t the best team in the league, but Joel Embiid has so much fun on the court that it’s infectious. Ben Simmons is somehow able to thrive despite his lack of a jump shot. They’re surrounded by great role players like J.J. Redick and Robert Covington. And coach Brett Brown has them playing hard every night.

Young, talented, and competitive? What more could you want out of a League Pass team?