Entering the 1984 draft, Hakeem Olajuwon was already as capable a center as there’d ever been, but putting him next to another nimble seven footer in Ralph Sampson was simply cruel. That’s just what Houston was to the West in ’86, as the Twin Towers teased opponents with easy buckets, rebound after rebound and demoralizing defense. Sampson and Olajuwon rallied a relatively modest roster to 51 wins for the Midwest Division title and continued their romp through the playoffs, where they’d unseat the defending champion Lakers in just five games. But while their sheer size proved to be too much for L.A., the Rockets reign of terror would end in the Finals against Boston in six. Though there is no ring to show for it, the Twin Towers remain the most intimidating post tandem in league history.