With the Golden State Warriors having now won back-to-back championships boasting a lineup with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, the term "superteam" is getting tossed around more than ever. Are the Warriors the most super of superteams? Are they the best squad ever assembled? Could, say, Michael Jordan's Bulls or Kobe Bryant's Lakers take them down?
It's a fun hypothetical debate to have, especially when Bryant himself decides to join the conversation on Twitter. Responding to a tweet that stated he'd have zero rings if he was in LeBron's place for the past five seasons, having to go against the Spurs and Warriors in the Finals, Bryant shot back.
Bryant references the original Big 3 of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, the trio who helped down his Lakers in the NBA Finals in 2008. Bryant then got revenge in the 2010 Finals, helping the Lakers take out the Celtics in seven games.
Is that Celtics team comparable to the 2018 version of the Warriors? We'll never be able to answer that question. But if you ask Bryant, he's already taken down the very first superteam ever assembled.