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JasonJohnHorn
08-25-2012, 01:24 PM
Every generation gets to see dynasties come and go. The Celtics in the 60's, the Lakers and Celtics of the 70's, the Bulls of the 90's, but every generation there are dynasties that never were. Team that had the right players to build a dynasty, but who lose one of more of the key players. The Carter/T-Mac Raptors are a great example. T-Mac left and blew up in Orlando, but he could have been on that Raptors team that was one bucket away from a conference finals series they would have handily won. Instead of this though, the Raptors saw their chance to build the best SG/SF combo since Jordan and Pippen. The Hornets likewise had two studs in the front court in Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning, who could have been the best PF/C combo in the history of the league, but Zo got traded and Larry Johnson got a back injury. And ofcourse there was the Orlando Shaq/Penny dynasty that never was.

Which "what if" dynasty would you most have liked to see play?

StarvingKnick22
08-25-2012, 02:04 PM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar requested a trade to the Knicks from the Bucks, but Knicks ignored... Imagine Him with Bernard King. Would've been great...

heyman321
08-25-2012, 02:37 PM
Landry Fields and Raymond Felton. Alley oops all day.

Kashmir13579
08-25-2012, 02:39 PM
T-Mac and Yao

AP=MVP
08-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Marbury and KG

Hellcrooner
08-25-2012, 03:00 PM
first 80s Bucks/sixers.
Mid 80s Mavericks.
Late 80s Blazers
First 90s Cavs
Mid 90s Knicks / Jazz
Late 90s Pacers
First 00s Kings/Pacers/Pistons
Mid00s : Suns/Mavs
Late 00s :celtics

Those are basically the teams that could have won 2 straight or 3 non straight rings if they didnt find other dinastys ( Celtics, lakers, pistons, Bulls, Rockets, lakers, Spurs, Lakers) on their way.

Hawkeye15
08-25-2012, 03:05 PM
Suns and Jazz of the 90's come to mind. Maybe the 80's Bucks as well.

GoPacers33
08-25-2012, 03:24 PM
first 80s bucks/sixers.
Mid 80s mavericks.
Late 80s blazers
first 90s cavs
mid 90s knicks / jazz
late 90s pacers
first 00s kings/pacers/pistons
mid00s : Suns/mavs
late 00s :celtics

those are basically the teams that could have won 2 straight or 3 non straight rings if they didnt find other dinastys ( celtics, lakers, pistons, bulls, rockets, lakers, spurs, lakers) on their way.

x2

NoahH
08-25-2012, 03:30 PM
Kings of the early 2000s, Suns of the mid 2000s are some that come to mind

ChiSox219
08-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Grant Hill/Tracy Mcgrady

Hawkeye15
08-25-2012, 03:44 PM
Grant Hill/Tracy Mcgrady

totally dude. That would have been amazing to see.

TheSource
08-25-2012, 03:48 PM
Raptors also had Chauncey, and Camby at one point too, so a dynasty that could've ended up as:

Chauncey, Carter, McGrady, Bosh, Camby

JNoel
08-25-2012, 03:53 PM
If Knicks don't win a championship while they have Melo and Stat, them.

IE Dodger
08-25-2012, 03:53 PM
Late 90's Lakers:
Nick Van Exel, Derek Fisher
Eddie Jones, Kobe Bryant
Rick Fox
Robert Horry, Elden Campbell
Shaq
Imagine that squad with Phil as head coach? Oh what could have been.

naps
08-25-2012, 04:36 PM
The word "dynasty" is over used. This thread is a perfect example. The only true dynasty was Bill Russell's Celtics. You can count Jordan's Bulls in that category as well. That's about it. 80' decade was dominated by two teams so can't really call it a dynasty for any of those two teams.

Hellcrooner
08-25-2012, 04:42 PM
The word "dynasty" is over used. This thread is a perfect example. The only true dynasty was Bill Russell's Celtics. You can count Jordan's Bulls in that category as well. That's about it. 80' decade was dominated by two teams so can't really call it a dynasty for any of those two teams.

lol, 5 rings in 9 years not a dinasty.

you WISH.

Tmath
08-25-2012, 04:58 PM
Vince Carter & Tracy McGrady

Such a shame...

naps
08-25-2012, 04:59 PM
lol, 5 rings in 9 years not a dinasty.

you WISH.

It depends how you see it. Celtics won 3 titles as well during that time span. By dynasty what I mean is a complete dominance by one team throughout a decade or 7/8 years. Russell's Celtics and Jordan's Bulls are the only ones that fit my definition of dynasty.

Hellcrooner
08-25-2012, 05:07 PM
It depends how you see it. Celtics won 3 titles as well during that time span. By dynasty what I mean is a complete dominance by one team throughout a decade or 7/8 years. Russell's Celtics and Jordan's Bulls are the only ones that fit my definition of dynasty.


back to back.

Three peat.

3 in 6 including at least other final.

4 in 8

5 or more in 10 including at least other final.

Heediot
08-25-2012, 05:09 PM
A Duncan/Hill/McGrady in Orlando 2000 and beyond. If all three were healthy in their primes they would've been a dynasty (also had 2 lotto picks top-5 Mike Miller, late lotto Courtney Alexander). Duncan was strongly considering Orlando. They could of parlayed their young assets for a PG or another big man.

#Shumpert Up
08-25-2012, 05:11 PM
Spurs 99-2007? 4 in 8

Big Zo
08-25-2012, 05:17 PM
It depends how you see it. Celtics won 3 titles as well during that time span. By dynasty what I mean is a complete dominance by one team throughout a decade or 7/8 years. Russell's Celtics and Jordan's Bulls are the only ones that fit my definition of dynasty.

That decade belongs to the Lakers. They won the most championships (5), and made it to the finals like 8 times. And as much as I hate both of them, the Lakers and the Celtics are the only "true" dynasties in the NBA. They've had multiple decades of dominance going back to the 50's, while other teams mentioned only have one.

king2218
08-25-2012, 05:18 PM
T-Mac, Grant Hill and Mike Miller. Imagine T-Mac and Grant Hill in their primes together with Mike Miller's 3 pt shooting...:pray::clap::D

AWC713
08-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Rockets...Tmac, Yao, Artest, Battier....of only everyone couldve stayed healthy...

topdog
08-25-2012, 05:33 PM
It depends how you see it. Celtics won 3 titles as well during that time span. By dynasty what I mean is a complete dominance by one team throughout a decade or 7/8 years. Russell's Celtics and Jordan's Bulls are the only ones that fit my definition of dynasty.

It seems like your definition of dynasty is a bit more along the lines of historical ruling dynasties i.e. once you are supplanted your done. Most sports fans I think would extend dynasty to any team that wins 3 in 5 or better.

topdog
08-25-2012, 05:35 PM
Lebron and KD! Oh, wait that hasn't happened yet...

Seriously though, I would have loved to have seen a healthy Grant Hill and T-Mac.

Cal827
08-25-2012, 05:59 PM
Chicago: They Had Scal and Mike James... HOW IN THE **** DID THEY SCREW THAT ONE UP!!!!!1!!!

OKC
08-25-2012, 06:00 PM
grant hill,t-mac and tim duncan>lebron,wade and bosh
could have been amazing

Chronz
08-25-2012, 10:17 PM
Grant Hill and Tmac would have been fun but with Orlando, they would have ended up a .500 team eventually.

ArmLaker
08-25-2012, 10:21 PM
The lates 90s to mid 00s Sac-town Kings are possibly the best "what-ifs"

DallasTrilla23
08-25-2012, 10:30 PM
I wanna say Portland with Aldridge, Roy and Oden if they had stayed healthy.

bagwell368
08-26-2012, 08:26 AM
Lakers 1958-1971 inclusive:

Lost the Finals 8 times (7 times to the Celts). Lost in the West Conf the other 5 years

That's an unmatchable record of futility.

R. Johnson#3
08-26-2012, 10:28 AM
The mid-late 90's Knicks. The fact that they never won a championship baffles me. Ewing, Oak, LJ, Houston, Starks, Mason, Harper. They had so many good players throughout those years.

heyman321
08-26-2012, 11:35 AM
The mid-late 90's Knicks. The fact that they never won a championship baffles me. Ewing, Oak, LJ, Houston, Starks, Mason, Harper. They had so many good players throughout those years.

That tends to happen when Michael Jordan is around. See Jazz.

StinkEye
08-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Grant Hill/Tracy Mcgrady


totally dude. That would have been amazing to see.

Not as amazing as a prime VC/TMac duo. It would be a highlight factory.