Dating back to last year, including the playoffs, they are 38-2. They are steamrolling quality opponents as if they were college teams. They have who I consider the best coach ever (Jackson -- and his assistants are legendary as well), the best center ever (O'Neal), the most exciting player in the league (Bryant), and a bundle of other talent. And what's nice is that most of that supporting talent are not crybaby primadonnas with huge multiyear guaranteed contracts. They are simply pieces that fit well in Jackson's system. I still say the 72-win Chicago Bulls are the best ever, at least until we see what the Lakers do this year. Wouldn't that have been a great matchup? O'Neal and Bryant vs. Jordan and Pippen. The edge might have gone to whichever team had Jackson as coach.