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12/30/2014 10:46 am ET Updated Mar 01, 2015

The 5 Best Fictional Sports Teams

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The Patriots, Giants, and Spurs have won many championships this century. However, those teams would be no match against the best fictional sports squads produced in recent years.

1) Tune Squad, "Space Jam"

The Tasmanian Devil is as quick as they come with the rock, and his court vision also provided excellent outlet passes which really spaced the floor. At small forward, "The Heartthrob of the Hoops" Lola Bunny isn't just a pretty face; Lola's ball handling is one of a kind and her jumper isn't so bad either.

Providing the biggest hole in the team was Daffy Duck at power forward, however his teammates were always quick to pick up the slack. Point guard and captain of the team, Bugs Bunny, consistently provided acute leadership and was locked down on defense. And, who could forget Michael Jordan at shooting guard, only the best basketball player to have ever lived.

The Tune Squad's biggest victory was in the Ultimate Game against the Monstars. Despite suffering vast injuries earlier in the game, the Tune Squad received a late spark from Bill Murray and Jordan led the team to a buzzer beating victory.

2) Cleveland Indians, "Major League II"

Despite losing slugger Jack Parkman in a trade with the Chicago White Sox early in the season, the Indians refused to call it quits. The team found a spark from new catcher Rube Baker after Jake Taylor's knees broke down on him.

Pedro Cerrano eventually returned to his home-run-hitting ways after a unique form of encouragement from brand new acquisition Isuru Tanaka. The team would eventually rally around manager Lou Brown after Brown suffered a heart attack in the clubhouse.

Among those who finally turned things around was Rick 'Wild Thing' Vaughn, eventually striking out his old foe Parkman to win the ALCS. Combining the team's slugging, Willie "Mayes" Hayes' base running, Bob Uecker's announcing, and Vaughn's pitching gives you perhaps the best fictional baseball team of them all.

3) Miami Sharks, "Any Given Sunday"

Led by head coach Tony D'Amato, the Sharks are one of the better teams to ever grace the gridiron of the AFFA. After Cap Rooney goes down with an injury, Willie Beamen steps up to fill the quarterback position.

Beamen's flashy style is criticized at first, but he eventually leads the team to the Pantheon Cup Championship. LL Cool J led the charge against Beamen's flashy style, but was eventually won over when Beamen gave a heartfelt apology.

Despite losing in the league championship game, the Sharks are remembered for more than just their on-field play. Their off-field antics, specifically from Shark and Beamen, were nothing but entertaining. And who could forget the ruthless and equally stunning Cameron Diaz?

4) Average Joe's Gym, "Dodgeball"

Everyone loves an underdog, and Average Joe's is nothing if not that. Led by captain Peter LaFleur, the Joe's come together to fight for their way of life.

Steve "The Pirate" provides consistent play, despite developing internal issues during the team's main run. Gordon, an every day poindexter, came to life on the court when provoked. The true star of the team however was Kate Veatch, who possessed a rocket cannon for a throwing arm.

The Joe's most memorable victory came against Globo Gym, featured prominently on ESPN 8 The Ocho. The match went down to a sudden death face off between Peter LaFleur and White Goodman. LaFleur placed his faith in former coach Patches O'Houlihan, winning the tournament and a fair amount of cash as well.

5) Gryffindor, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

Hailed by Lee Jordan as "the best team Hogwarts has seen in the last few years," this edition of Gryffindor turned out to be much more than that. In captain and keeper Oliver Wood's final season, Gryffindor rallied around their leader.

Despite losing a match to Hufflepuff when Harry was attacked by Dementors, Gryffindor rebounded in a win vs Ravenclaw when Potter caught the snitch in the opening 10 seconds of its release.

Aided by Potter's new Firebolt, Gryffindor would finally go on to face Slytherin with the Quidditch Cup on the line. Draco Malfoy and Harry both fought for the snitch, but it was Harry who prevailed, winning Gryffindor the Quidditch Cup.

This edition of Gryffindor was the best for many reasons, starting with Wood solidifying the Keeper position. Fred and George were elite Beaters and Angelina Johnson was a world class Chaser. Potter was in his best form ever at Seeker in his tenure at Hogwarts, making this quite the legendary team.

By: Camden Joiner, University of Georgia