View Full Version : name the last Western Confernence team to win it all .

01-30-2011, 09:03 AM
Not Naming the Lakers, rockets and spurs .

01-30-2011, 09:06 AM
this could go back almost 30 yrs, lol

01-30-2011, 09:06 AM

01-30-2011, 09:09 AM
yeah i forget about the rockets then i put them up their, not naming the rockets also .

01-30-2011, 09:16 AM
Seattle won in 1979. Pretty sure that's it.

01-30-2011, 09:19 AM
yep just checked, that goes back over 30 yrs ago, OMG

01-30-2011, 09:20 AM

01-30-2011, 09:25 AM
The only reason I knew is because the Clippers announcers were talking about Paul Silas being on that Sonics team last night during the game, and I know the Lakers and Celtics won most of the championships during the 1980's.

01-30-2011, 09:27 AM
yeah you got it, goes back 32 yrs, thats scary

Sly Guy
01-30-2011, 10:14 AM

01-30-2011, 10:17 AM
Wow thats rather amazing with how good the western conference has been in the past.

01-30-2011, 12:41 PM
those 3 teams have accounted for 11 of the last 17 championships

01-30-2011, 01:01 PM
lmao thats crazy

01-30-2011, 01:22 PM
Seattle in 79' and blazers in 77'

01-30-2011, 01:37 PM

Dade County
01-30-2011, 01:39 PM
Good question/post.....

That is F'in ridiculous... 32yrs WOW!!!

01-30-2011, 01:42 PM
shows why the nba is a joke, big time players only like to play in big time cities

01-30-2011, 01:45 PM
Crazy.. the trend is going to continue this year because the Lakers will win it again. ;)

01-30-2011, 01:46 PM
sonics in 78 79 dennis johnson was mvp they were up against the bullets the sonics won the series 4-1
this was also back to back yrs of the bullets and sonics going to the finals

Lo Porto
01-30-2011, 01:50 PM
The new CBA has to fix this glitch.

01-30-2011, 02:00 PM
Its crazy how far back you have to go. 32 yrs is insane

01-30-2011, 02:02 PM
Yeah, the Lakers have really dominated the NBA since 1980... think they have like 10 titles in the last 30 years. So every 3rd year the Lakers have basically won a title. You know what else is crazy... since 1980 the Lakers have been in 16 NBA Finals. Amazing considering the great teams the western conference has had.

But no doubt the Spurs and Lakers have dominated not only the western conference but also the league in the past decade.

01-30-2011, 02:06 PM
WOW!! Interesting that nobody ever talks about this!!

01-30-2011, 04:30 PM
The new CBA has to fix this glitch.

franchise tag?

01-30-2011, 05:35 PM
And people ***** when a new team like the heat step up and try to create a new dynasty.

In before people say how they did it-free agency.

01-30-2011, 05:55 PM
too damn long for the fourth

01-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Wow good thread topic. That's pretty incredible.

01-30-2011, 06:32 PM
The new CBA has to fix this glitch.

how? put in a rule that says no wetern team can ever have a player with talent of a kobe,timmy,magic or hakeem?

how hard is it to notice that the sport is different than others,that just getting one great player dramatically increases your chances at titles.one guy.thats the where the difference lies,teams like utah and indy just havent gotten an top 10 all time player,if they did.then they'd get rings.cba cant change that,as the secret is getting the top pick in the right draft

you can spend all the money you want if i have an mj type talent and surround him with decent role players i'll beat your team 9 times out of 10

01-30-2011, 06:44 PM
shows why the nba is a joke, big time players only like to play in big time cities

Different sport, different complexities.

The 70s was the only decade where a large variety of teams won a title (8 different teams. The next highest is the 50s with 6 different teams), and that was because of the ABA/NBA merger and how watered down the league had become for a few years.

If a team gets a superstar player(s) and holds onto them, than rest assured they'll contend - it's as simple as that. Since 1970, only two teams have won a title without a legitimate superstar - the 79 Sonics and 04 Pistons.

People have to understand that difference between the NBA and the other professional sports. It's not just the cities (although sometimes it is). Prior to Hakeem, Jordan and Isiah's arrivals, Houston, Chicago and Detroit had little to no basketball success - and it's not as if those players demanded to play there from the get go.

01-30-2011, 06:56 PM
Crazy.. the trend is going to continue this year because the Lakers will win it again. ;)

Or the Rockets, Spurs, AND any team in the east :)

01-30-2011, 07:37 PM
haha I give the NBA credit though for keeping the fanbases for franchies alive n kickin
I mean how many people would sit around watching their favorite team knowing THEY ARE NEVER going to win a title?

its between 2, 3 teams (not including the Heat) and thats pretty crazy

Voodoo Alchemy
01-30-2011, 08:35 PM
won't be the lakers fo sho.

01-30-2011, 08:53 PM
My Blazers did it last, baby!

01-30-2011, 08:56 PM
My Blazers did it last, baby!

The fact that I guessed Portland and not Seattle doesn't show my lack of understanding of NBA history. It's just a testament to what an awesome Blazers fan I am.

01-31-2011, 01:51 AM
Wait...the Kings didn't win in 2002?

01-31-2011, 02:56 AM
NBA has been a joke for a long time. I could care less if it goes into a long lockout if things get fixed. Stern needs to go and this favoritism as well.