4. 2012 Miami Heat
After a loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Heat rebounded splendidly, dominating the East and then rolling through Kevin Durant, Russel Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder en route to the first of two championships.
This Heat team was nails defensively, boasting the fourth best defensive rating in the NBA for the 2011-2012 campaign.
Take that stat and match it up with an offense powered by LeBron’s first “Big 3,” match it up a green-behind-the -ears Thunder squad in the Finals, and you’ve got James’ first championship team.
James averaged 27.1 points per game, 6.2 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game, w hime Bosh was good for 18 points and 7.9 boards per night.
Wade was still great, averaging 22.1 points one 4.6 points per game. By this time it was clear, it was Lebron’s team.
As was the case with LeBron’s championship teams in Miami, the role players came through when they needed to.
Mario Chalmers had 25 points in Miam’s Game 4 win. Mike Miller was 7-of-8 from 3-point range in the Game 5 series clincher. Dwyane averaged 22.6 points per game. Chris Bosh.