The NBA’s 50 Greatest Duos Of All-Time

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November 17, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) against the Toronto Raptors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Raptors 115-110. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout history, in the real world, in sports and in entertainment, the heights of excellence are more easily reached by the great duos than by individuals. Here are the 50 greatest duos in NBA history.

All through the history of the NBA, great championship teams and Hall of Famers have been exemplified by dynamic duos. In fact, it’s difficult to find a championship team that didn’t have a great duo, whether it be two Hall of Famers, or a superstar with a perfect complement.

Like Batman needs Robin, so too did Magic need Kareem, Michael need Scottie, Malone need Stockton and Duncan need Parker.


LeBron James learned the hard way in the late 2000s that you can achieve great things in the regular season and early rounds of the playoffs by yourself, but to get over that mountain and win a title, you need a partner-in-crime. That’s why he took his talents to South Beach and joined forces with Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat.

Of course, LeBron was labeled the second-fiddle in that relationship, but turned out to be the headlining act. Sometimes duos don’t work out just the way you expect them to, for better or for worse.

We here at HoopsHabit have compiled an exhaustive list of the top-50 duos of all-time, starting with the 50th duo and working our way all the way down to number one. Read, enjoy, and let us know where your favorite duo ranked in the comments.

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