3. Los Angeles Lakers
You’re probably trying to figure out how a struggling franchise could make this list. Yes, the Lakers are struggling. Yes, they will probably be mediocre for at least another year or two. Yes, Kobe Bryant’s contract is tying the organization down. But we are talking about an organization that has won 5 NBA titles and made it to the Finals 2 additional times since the turn of the century. Although Kobe’s contract is harming the organization currently, the guy has carried the organization to greatness throughout most of his career.