Golden State Warriors (2016)
The Warriors entered this season as the NBA’s defending champions. However, they proved that they were back with a vengeance as they destroyed every team they faced. The “Splash Brothers” had an incredible year as they led the league in scoring. Meanwhile, the Warriors set a new regular season record as they went 73-9.
They entered the NBA Finals as favorites against the Cavaliers. But they didn’t count on LeBron James helping his hometown franchise break the city’s sporting curse. It was a magnificent moment for the Cavs but arguably the better team lost. This would have been the greatest season in NBA history if the Warriors won the title (via CBS News).