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Will the Warriors continue their dynasty or pass the torch to Celtics?

 Past Celtics teams and the present Warriors crew are usually mentioned when the subject of sports dynasties comes up. Boston won 11 Titles from 1956-69 and three Championships from 1981-86.while  Golden State has three from 2015 to the present. The 79-91 Lakers (5 Titles) and 90-98 Bulls (6 Titles) can be put into that list. There is no clear definition for NBA dynasties, but per Wikipedia:

In sports, a dynasty is a team or individual that dominates their sport or league for an extended length of time. Some leagues usually maintain official lists of dynasties, often as part of a hall of fame, but in many cases, whether a team or individual has achieved a dynasty is subjective.

With the 2022 Finals tied at 2-2, the Warriors will either continue their League-dominance, or the very-talented, but young, Celtics could begin a series of Finals victories over the next several years, starting with this one.

Golden State players are getting grey at the temples. Andre Iguodala is 38 - Steph Curry is 33, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are 31. Andrew Wiggins (26) and Jordan Poole (22) are the kids.

For Boston, Al Horford just turned 36 - Marcus Smart and Derrick White are 27 - Jaylen Brown is 25 - Jayson Tatum and Rob Williams are only 24. Most of the Warriors should be past-peak, although Curry doesn't show any loss of anything. Most Celtics haven't reached peak performance quite yet.

If there is any requirement for a pro sports team to be listed as a dynasty, three (3) Championships over a span of 4-6 years seems to be the bottom line. For example, the early 70's Celtics teams led by Dave Cowens, John Havlicek and JoJo White only racked up two Titles (1974, 1976). Those teams didn't make any of the "Dynasty" lists that I saw.

So will Steph pick up his fourth Title ring this season, or will the Jay-Team step forward and start a third Celtics dynasty? Stay tuned.


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