The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Many pundits have treated it as a foregone conclusion that one of these three teams will win the 2015 NBA Finals. Other teams may make it interesting, but ultimately, one of these squads will hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June, they say.
I beg to differ. While I agree the trio makes up the title favorites, there are a handful of dark horse contenders that could make a title run if things go their way.
So let’s look at which five teams after the Warriors, Spurs and Cavs actually have an outside shot at winning the championship.
Squads will be ranked in order from least likely to win the title to most likely.