Who are the top 5 favorite NBA duos in 2022-23 season? Who is the most iconic duo of all time? 

Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings' dynamic duo Domantas Sabonis and De'Aaron Fox

The NBA has produced some of the best duos in basketball history since its inception. This season, there have been a handful of great duos that have either made a huge impact or are looking to take over the league.

The question "who is the most iconic duo of all-time" is a tough one to answer. Many iconic duos that have left an impact in the hardwood. For most, it's a debate between the pairing of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen versus Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. Both duos won the title three consecutive times and revolutionized the game of basketball.

With that said, here are the five best duos in the NBA this season.

Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls

Entering the season, the New Orleans Pelicans were seen as one of the biggest threats in the Western Conference. One reason for that is because of the return of Zion Williamson. While they were able to be on top early on, they fell off, but that doesn't mean they should be counted out.

Additionally, Brandon Ingram has blossomed into one of the most complete players in the league.

Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland

Cavs' All-Star backcourt of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell
Cavs' All-Star backcourt of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell

With Donovan Mitchell's acquisition during the offseason, it was already a given that the Cleveland Cavaliers were serious about contending for the title. Pairing him with Darius Garland was a smart move, as they're the best offensive backcourt in the league right now.


The duo of Garland and Mitchell has given the Cavs a 37-22 record this season.

Domantas Sabonis and De'Aaron Fox

After the Sacramento Kings traded for Domantas Sabonis last season, they were criticized for giving up on Tyrese Haliburton. However, it turned out to be a good move as pairing him with De'Aaron Fox could break their playoff drought. With the duo of Sabonis and Fox, they've carried the Kings to a 32-24 record.


The vision of the Lithuanian bigman and the quickness of the former Kentucky star has proven to be a problem for opposing teams.

Joel Embiid and James Harden

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers

This will be James Harden's first full season with Joel Embiid, and he's looking to be a perfect fit with the Philadelphia 76ers. Both stars are in the top 10 of the MVP race, making them one of the most talented duos in the league right now. This duo has a mission, which is why they've been playing lights out this season.

Harden provides veteran leadership that helps propel Embiid to improve his game on both ends.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown

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Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns

The young wing duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown could prove to be a problem moving forward. Both are capable shot creators who are comfortable sharing the ball with their teammates. This duo led the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals last season and are looking towards winning it all this season.


Tatum and Brown will both play in the All-Star game next week.

Also read: 25 Most Dynamic Duos in NBA History

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Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein