10 Best NBA 2K24 Classic Teams

NBA 2K24 has a plethora of classic teams to satisfy your nostalgia cravings. With help of our guide, you will be able to find the best amongst the best teams.

NBA 2K24 has added classic teams to the game, allowing players to dip their toes into its rich history. Featuring teams and rosters dating back to the ’60s, the classic teams in 2K24 let players relive some of the magic of the past seasons while also letting them appreciate how far the game has come in its nearly 80-year history.

This guide’ll rank all classic teams in NBA 2K24 according to their overall rating. The list below considers every team, starting from the 1964-’65 season. We’ll also discuss how you can unlock classic teams in the game.

10. Toronto Raptors (2018-2019)

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With an Overall Rating of 83, the 2018-2019 Toronto Raptors team kicks off the list of the top 10 best classic teams in NBA 2K24. This season’s roster featured many prolific players like Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry. This was also the first time the team bagged the title by defeating the Golden State Warriors in a staggering 4-2 victory.

9. Los Angeles Clippers (2013-2014)

The 2013-2014 Los Angeles Clippers team features players like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, with an overall rating of over 90. This team possesses an overall rating similar to the previous entry but has the added benefit of much better players. Though this team performed well, they couldn’t progress past the semi-finals.

8. Boston Celtics (1964-1965)

The oldest team on this list, the 1964-1965 Boston Celtics, has an overall rating of 83 and possesses legendary players like Bill Russel and Sam Jones. This was the year the Celtics took home the title for the seventh consecutive year, following their defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers.

7. Boston Celtics (1985-1986)

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The ’85-’86 Celtics team featured another legendary lineup with players like Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish. This team had an overall rating of 84 and finished the season 67-15, which is currently the record for the best season for any team across all NBA seasons. This season also marked the Boston Celtics’ 16th overall victory.

6. San Antonio Spurs (2004-2005)

The 2004-2005 San Antonio Spurs have an overall rating of 84. This was also the year they bagged their third NBA title by defeating the Detroit Pistons in a seven-game series. Some of the players on this team include Tim Duncan, who has a rating of 98, along with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.

5. San Antonio Spurs (2013-2014)

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The San Antonio Spurs once again take the fifth spot. The team’s 2013-2014 season overall rating is similar to the 2004-2005 roster’s of 84. The team features some returning players like Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. This season marked the Spurs’ fifth NBA title after they defeated the Miami Heat in the finals.


To unlock Classic and All-Time Teams in NBA 2K24 all you have to do is play the Freshman League. Within the Freshman League, you have to move up the tiers and complete matches within those tiers. The more tiers you complete the more teams you’ll unlock.

4. Golden State Warriors (2015-2016)

The 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors are fourth on our list. Featuring iconic players like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors established a new record this season by bagging 73 wins against just 9 losses. Though they performed well, they fell short of the title as the Cleveland Cavaliers proved too difficult to overcome.

3. Chicago Bulls (1995-1996)

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Widely regarded as one of the best teams in NBA history, the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls led a remarkable season, with 72 wins against 10 losses. The roster featured legends like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. They finished off this season with a win against the Seattle SuperSonics, solidifying their position as one of the greatest teams ever.

2. Los Angeles Lakers (1986-1987)

The Los Angeles Lakers rarely need an introduction, especially for the 1986-1987 roster. This team possesses the legendary Magic Johnson, widely considered one of the best Point Guards the game has ever seen. Other players on this team include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy. During this season, the Lakers bagged the title in a final against the Boston Celtics and went 65-17.

1. Golden State Warriors (2016-2017)

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The top spot on our list goes to the 2016-2017 Golden State Warriors. Like the previous entry, this team has an overall rating of 85 and features several talented players, including Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant. During this season, the Warriors went 67-15 and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the title.

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