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The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever 

Aaron Hager
February 13, 2020 1k votes 53 voters 72 items

List Rules Vote up the best NBA All-Star starting lineups.

The best NBA All-Star teams of all time have featured Hall of Famers, MVPs, All-Pros, and champions. They are the best of the best ever to step on the court, and for one game a year, the All-Star starting five for each conference gives fans a glimpse at what it would be like if the top players in the game teamed up.

While many of these teams feature some of the same starters over and over, with players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant making double-digit All-Star teams in their careers, it is fun to wonder how the small changes among the group of 5 change the perception of the team.

In Jordan's rookie season, he was on an All-Star team with Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Larry Bird and Isiah Thomas, who were all at different points in their careers. Then, in the '90s, a more seasoned Jordan was teamed with an older Thomas, as well as Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O'Neal, and Larry Johnson. Which team do you want to watch?

So check out this list of NBA All-Star teams from the Jordan Era of NBA history and beyond, and vote up the NBA All Star starting five that would be the most dominant. Which of these NBA All-Star teams could never be beat.

1
1985 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
1985 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers)
Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers)
Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)

2
2019 Team LeBron All-Sta... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2019 Team LeBron All-Stars

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)
Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics)
Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors)

3
1987 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
1987 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Moses Malone (Washington Bullets)
Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers)
Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)

4
1998 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
1998 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons)
Shawn Kemp (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks)
Anfernee Hardaway (Orlando Magic)

5
2016 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2016 Western Conference All-Stars

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

6
1993 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
1993 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)
Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic)
Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets)

7
2009 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2009 Western Conference All-Stars

Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns)
Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)

8
1990 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
1990 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers)

9
2008 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2008 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)

10
2020 Team LeBron All-Sta... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2020 Team LeBron All-Stars

Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)

11
2017 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2017 Western Conference All-Stars

Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)

12
2004 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2004 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers)
Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)
Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons)
Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)
Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors)

13
2008 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2008 Western Conference All-Stars

Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
Allen Iverson (Denver Nuggets)
Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)

14
1989 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
1989 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers)
Moses Malone (Atlanta Hawks)
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)

15
2014 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2014 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
LeBron James (Miami Heat)
Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)

16
2019 Team Giannis All-St... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2019 Team Giannis All-Stars

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Joel Embiid (Philadelpia 76ers)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets)

17
2015 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2015 Eastern Conference All-Stars

LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
John Wall (Washington Wizards)
Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls)
Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)

18
2013 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2013 Western Conference All-Stars

Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers)

19
2020 Team Giannis All-St... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2020 Team Giannis All-Stars

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors)
Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)
Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)

20
2005 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2005 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat)
Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets)
Grant Hill (Orlando Magic)

21
2018 Team LeBron All-Sta... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2018 Team LeBron All-Stars

LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)

22
2012 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2012 Western Conference All-Stars

Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Andrew Bynum (Los Angeles Lakers)

23
2011 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2011 Western Conference All-Stars

Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

24
1998 Western Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
1998 Western Conference All-Stars

Gary Payton (Seattle SuperSonics)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)

25
2013 Eastern Conference ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA All-Star Teams Ever
2013 Eastern Conference All-Stars

Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
LeBron James (Miami Heat)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics)