In the 66 years of the NBA's existence there have been seven dynasties. The first were the George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers, then came the Bill Russell Boston Celtics, followed by Magic's Lakers and Bird's Celtics. In between all of that have been teams like Jerry West's Lakers, Willis Reed's Knicks, and Isiah Thomas' Pistons that made multiple Finals appearances and won multiple titles (except for the Logo's Lakers) in short periods of time (expect for West's Lakers, 9 appearances in 14 years). The second wave of dynasties began with Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls decade-long run in the '90s and the Shaq and Kobe Lakers and Tim Duncan's San Antonio Spurs in the 2000s. Sprinkled in-between the Bulls two three-peats was Hakeem's Rockets' back-to-back titles.
We determined that to qualify as a real dynasty, a team with the same core of players must have three or more championships. Reed's Knicks and Zeke's Pistons are borderline because they made consecutive Finals appearance but only won two chips apiece. With that said, the Spurs are the only team on this list to not make back-to-back Finals appearances which makes their run that much more special. They're a beacon of consistency in a microwavable NBA. These days they're up 2-1 on the Miami Heat and if history is correct, they could very well be on their way to winning their fifth title in 15 years. And if they do win do you think they should be ranked higher on this list? You be the judge.
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