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numba1CHANGsta
12-07-2011, 04:37 PM
Since 1980(32 years) there has been 6 teams who have won multiple championships and only 3 teams to have won it once:

Lakers 10
Bulls 6
Spurs 4
Celtics 4
Pistons 3
Rockets 2
Sixers 1
Heat 1
Mavs 1

Is the competition level not so good in the NBA? will it always be a small number of teams to win it every year? If you look at the MLB, NFL, and NHL you see different teams wining almost every year, should something be done?

king4day
12-07-2011, 04:41 PM
That's what led to the lockout. Before the Mavs, we had 3 West teams that won a title since 80. That should say enough. Going deeper, 5 from the east. No balance.

KB-Pau-DH2012
12-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Ownership with smart decisions and willing to spend the money.

You should look at Finals Appearances more so than championships won. Can't overlook the franchises that lost in the Finals.

Since 1980:

Lakers-16 (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Celtics-7 (1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2008, 2010)

Bulls-6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)

Pistons-5 (1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005)

Spurs-4 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)

Rockets-4 (1981, 1986, 1994, 1995)

76ers-4 (1980, 1982, 1983, 2001)

Mavericks-2 (2006, 2011)

Heat-2 (2006, 2011)

Magic-2 (1995, 2009)

Knicks-2 (1994, 1999)

Nets-2 (2002, 2003)

Trailblazers-2 (1990, 1992)

Jazz-2 (1997, 1998)

Pacers-1 (2000)

SuperSonics-1 (1996)

Suns-1 (1993)

Cavaliers-1 (2007)

KB-Pau-DH2012
12-07-2011, 04:55 PM
Franchises that have not made the finals even once in the last 32 NBA Finals (since 1980).

By Division:


Clippers

Kings

Warriors

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Timberwolves

Nuggets

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Grizzlies

Hornets

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Raptors

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Bobcats

Wizards

Hawks

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Bucks

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Sly Guy
12-07-2011, 05:00 PM
That's what led to the lockout. Before the Mavs, we had 3 West teams that won a title since 80. That should say enough. Going deeper, 5 from the east. No balance.

or so they 'said'. Nothing in the new CBA addresses that issue. It was really only the bigger slice of the pie.

bholly
12-07-2011, 05:23 PM
This thread has been done a million times.

A large part of it is just the nature of basketball - one player can have a much bigger effect on the game than in other sports, so if you get a great or dominant player you contend. Only a few teams have them at a time, and they stay there for years (or even their whole career), so a few contenders contend for a long time, and the same teams end up getting championships.

It isn't like those teams have some big advantage where they keep re-assembling brand new teams and taking them straight to the top. The Bulls had one good run (ie MJ's career). The Spurs had one good run (Robinson/TD). The Pistons had two. The Sixers had two. It's nothing to do with some advantage these teams have, it's just that they made good teams once or twice, and each time can get you to a bunch of finals.

As long as basketball is basketball, and teams do whatever they can to hold on to dominant players, it'll happen.

DodgerBulls
12-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Make it a single-game elimination playoffs.

Chronz
12-07-2011, 05:42 PM
Thats what I love about basketball, the best teams usually win.

Neosheed
12-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Since 1980(32 years) there has been 6 teams who have won multiple championships and only 3 teams to have won it once:

Lakers 10
Bulls 6
Spurs 4
Celtics 4
Pistons 3
Rockets 2
Sixers 1
Heat 1
Mavs 1

Is the competition level not so good in the NBA? will it always be a small number of teams to win it every year? If you look at the MLB, NFL, and NHL you see different teams wining almost every year, should something be done?

NO! they should draft better look the pistons,sixers,And mavs they draft better and made trades teams like the bobcats,golden state,timberwolves,ect... And a lot of other small market teams need to draft better and sign right free agents u win sum u lose sum that's life a lot of these owners r not use to lose-ING and can't take it

Dolfan305
12-07-2011, 06:00 PM
If they made it single game elimination there would no doubt be more parity. BTW how can you mention the MLB having different winners all the time when the Yankees have won the world series 27 times

RevisIsland
12-07-2011, 06:19 PM
I've found that there are a lot more just straight up basketball fans who, though they have a connection to a specific team, aren't really diehards and are really just more interested in the league as a whole, than you'd see in football or baseball. I'm a Knick fan, but I'm far more interested in the league as a whole. I'm a basketball fan. Every football fan is a fan of their team first.