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NBA dynasties are dinosaurs. They are extinct.


Does anyone seriously think that the current Brooklyn Nets team is going to rack up multiple Championships in the next eight years? Think again! Despite having the powerhouse trio of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden, injuries, greed, discord and wanderlust will limit their Title success to maybe one or two Championships prior to 2020.

The 60's saw the Celtics pile up nine(9) Titles. We will never see that again. In the 70's, Boston picked up another two, the same number as the Knicks. Michael Jordan's Bulls won six(6) Titles in the 90's, while the Rockets got two. 

In the 2,000's, it was the Lakers with four(4) and the Spurs with two(2). The Warriors took three(3) Championships in the 2010's, followed by the Heat with two(2).

Nothing tops the concept of "diminishing returns" like greed. Bill Russell's top yearly salary of $100,000 would compute to only $600,000 in 2016. Larry Bird's  yearly-high of $7 million would still only total roughly $11 million in 2016 dollars. Players came relatively cheap in those days. Not any more.

Injuries are plaguing the League, and have been for a number of years. The Nets Durant hasn't seen the court in a while, and Irving has had his share of injuries. At the time of this writing, both Lakers stars, Lebron James and Anthony Davis are listed out of action. Nothing guarantees a team's health in the post-season.

Since the NBA transitioned into a player's league a while back, discontent and wanderlust often strike star players at the same time. Grown unhappy with their present situation, they request - or even demand - a change of scenery, often to join up with their friends on other teams.

So say goodbye to the concept of an NBA team winning more than one or two Championships in a decade. Red Auerbach and Bill Russell literally spoiled Celtics fans in the 1960's. There were only eight(8) teams in 1960, and 1969 saw 14 of them. Championships were more-easily achieved with fewer teams, and a strong, brilliant leader (Auerbach) with a long, athletic center (Russell) made it even easier for the Celtics to cement that dynasty. We won't ever see that again.



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