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View Poll Results: Luckiest Franchise of all time is whom?

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  • Lakers

    303 46.98%
  • Celtics

    52 8.06%
  • Bulls

    164 25.43%
  • Pistons

    3 0.47%
  • Spurs

    50 7.75%
  • Rockets

    11 1.71%
  • Sixers

    5 0.78%
  • Bucks

    7 1.09%
  • Warriors

    3 0.47%
  • Heat

    41 6.36%
  • Sonics

    6 0.93%
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    Quote Originally Posted by LARaiderfan11 View Post
    The reason the Lakers got the number 1 pick in 1979 was because Gail Goodrich left the Lakers in 1976 to join the Jazz and back then there was a rule that gave compensation for a lost veteran free agent. The Lakers got a first and a second round pick in 1978 and the Jazz's in 1979. In 1979 the Jazz ended with the worst record. The Lakers got the number 1 pick in 1982 by trading with Cleveland the year before. After this happened the NBA installed a lottery system to ensure that the NBA champions would not get a first pick again.
    That's the point. When you are already a good team and you still end up with the #1 pick 2 out of 3 years to get even better is simply luck. Name another franchise that has had top picks like that while being good and having the picks actually be hall of fame players as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    Luckiest Franchise of all time is whom?

    To me it has to be the Lakers.

    Here are some things to note.


    Started off their franchise with George Mikan the best player in the league and won 3 titles with him in Minneapolis however.

    Got the #1 pick in the 1958 draft and they took Elgin Baylor

    Got the #2 pick in the 1960 draft and they took Jerry West

    Preceded to then get Wilt Chamberlain in a trade and this is how they got him.

    Wilt Traded

    These were the players in the deal.



    They then preceded to get Kareem in a deal who was in his prime at the time for this package.

    Kareem Traded




    Next off,


    In 1979-1980 they got the #1 pick in the draft even though they were 47-35 the year before and they got Magic Johnson.
    Lakers win the title that year as well.

    The next year in 1980-1981 they go 54-28 and lose in the 1st round, but yet they get the #1 pick again in the draft.

    WTH!!!

    In 1996 they get a top 3 Player in the League in Shaquille O'neal and trade Vlade for Kobe (who became great after a few years)


    In 2007-2008 they trade for all star big man in Pau Gasol

    It seems every decade they have great players and when I say great players I mean guys who are top 3 in the league in any given year. I don't think any other franchise has ever had that. Also they have been a championship team or contender every decade.


    Some of the players they got in trades is downright highway robbery. How in the world can you get top 3 players all time in Kareem and Wilt for packages like that?


    I don't think any other franchise has had that much luck especially not when the team was good and they still got #1 picks as well.
    The Lakers have always had great ownership and have had the foresight to plan ahead. The lakers management is top notch and have done an excellent job of scouting, trading, planning, and executing their plans for the future, hince their success over the yrs... It's not about luck, it's about having great leadership and a vision...
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    I agree with you JB. The Lakers FANS are lucky, but it has been great management decisions that have gotten them these players. They knew to trade old Gail Goodrich for the Jazz first round draft pick as well as trading for the Cavs first round draft pick (James Worthy). They made smart decisions (although some will call it cheating like Pop). They have also rarely busted in the draft. They got Mikan at #1, Elgin at #1, West at #2, Magic at #1, Worthy at #1, Jones at #10, and...Bynum at #10? They have made the playoffs 55 times so are rarely in the lottery, but they are great in the draft.

    BTW--Mikan won 5 titles in 7 years with the Lakers...not three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMIN12NBA View Post
    I agree with you JB. The Lakers FANS are lucky, but it has been great management decisions that have gotten them these players. They knew to trade old Gail Goodrich for the Jazz first round draft pick as well as trading for the Cavs first round draft pick (James Worthy). They made smart decisions (although some will call it cheating like Pop). They have also rarely busted in the draft. They got Mikan at #1, Elgin at #1, West at #2, Magic at #1, Worthy at #1, Jones at #10, and...Bynum at #10? They have made the playoffs 55 times so are rarely in the lottery, but they are great in the draft.

    BTW--Mikan won 5 titles in 7 years with the Lakers...not three.
    Gail Goodrich wasn't traded. He was signed by the Jazz as a free agent and the Jazz had to compensate them back then. That's not luck, it's Utah being stupid.

    Lakers have had a lot of luck. They got Kareem, Wilt, Shaq, and Kobe because they wanted out from their teams and LA was a perfect fit. They were the first team to win a championship because the refs made up a call to hand them a championship. But that's probably has less to do with luck and more to do with being in a big city with lots of money.

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    Not many people know that the Blazers pick they used on Bowie instead of Jordan in 1994 was originally the Pacers pick. They traded the pick a few years earlier. The Pacers would of had Jordan, and we would of had them championsips. So I say the Bulls are the luckiest. They were nothing before Jordan, and are nothing after him.


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    You guys are looking too much into some things that aren't luck.

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    The team w the most rings is the luckiest and thats Boston

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    The Lakers for a number of reasons. They have an attractive franchise name. They are in sunny LA with lots of hot women and celebs to attract would be free agents. They have always been a good team with a winning tradition. They have celebs in the crowd. They have unlimited funds. And lastly, they have an owner who believes in putting a winning product on the floor, and hires good people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakers4ItAll View Post
    The team w the most rings is the luckiest and thats Boston
    They had Red, that is why. He was a basketball genius.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    There isnt a lucky franchise. There is a good franchise and a bad franchise. EX: Bobcats. Now if there was an unlucky franchise, what would the Thunder be? Formerly the Sonics, they had plenty of success. is that lucky? Then the last couple years, is that bad luck? Maybe they are just a decent franchise and has nothing to do with LUCK.

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    lucky that Jordan decided to take a hiatus...

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    lakers

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    lakers i guess

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    I dont Know who is the luckiest, but the most unfortunates have to be Clippers in the west and Knicks in the East.

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