Kendrick Perkins leaves Warriors off top five all-time NBA teams list

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Another day, another former NBA player slighting the Warriors' dynasty.

In honor of the final two episodes of "The Last Dance" airing Sunday, ESPN asked some of its NBA experts to rank their top five NBA teams of all time.

Every single list should include either the 2016-17 Warriors or the 2017-18 Warriors, right? Wrong.

Noted Warriors antagonist Kendrick Perkins didn't include either team on his list.

Based on Perk's history, we're not really surprised.

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But Perk wasn't the only analyst to omit the Warriors. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas went with these five teams:

In case you're wondering how the other analyst's rankings looked, here there are:

If you don't want to call the 2016-17 or 2017-18 Warriors the greatest team of all time, fine. The 1995-96 Bulls won 72 games and captured the NBA championship. You're not wrong if you say they are the greatest team of all time.

But to completely leave one of those two Warriors teams off your list is lunacy.

In 2016-17, with Kevin Durant in his first year with the Warriors, the team stream rolled through the NBA playoffs. They won their first 15 postseason games before losing in Game 4 of the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. That team was unstoppable, plain and simple. Based on the weapons they had, that might have been the most unstoppable offensive team in NBA history.

The 2017-18 team might have lost some of its "joy," but it was just as good. They swept the Cavs in the NBA Finals to win back-to-back titles.

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This isn't a slight to the 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers, the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, the 2007-08 Boston Celtics or the 2012-13 Miami Heat. But Perk should have included one of those Warriors teams on his list.

Come on, Perk. We know the Warriors beat you in two NBA Finals, but it's time to give them the respect they deserve.

Kendrick Perkins leaves Warriors off top five all-time NBA teams list originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area