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The NBA has a Cavs/Warriors dynasty problem

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    As of writing this, the Warriors are 11-0 in the playoffs. And the Cavs are 10-0, with a double digit lead in Game 3.. yeah. Both are very, very likely going to be undefeated, meeting each other in the finals.

    2016 was pretty similar. And we saw the Cavs/Warriors yet again in 2015. And I don't see this trend changing any time soon.

    I see the NBA as having a dynasty issue right now, way worse than any other league at the moment. Hockey's east/west contenders change out all the time. The NFL has the Patriots, but you don't see repeat Super Bowl matchups very often at all. Same goes for MLB, a solid amount of turnover there as well.

    Only in the NBA is there a lopsided east/west winner issue. Basically the last 7 years in the East it's been whatever team Lebron is on. That's amazing in and of itself. Then in the West, it's the Warriors 3 years running, with the Spurs 2 years before that, being the only other viable contending team to challenge Golden State.

    Do you think this spells trouble for the NBA, or do you enjoy watching these two dynasties battle it out, season after season? Also, how long do you think they will be able to keep this up? I'm thinking for another 2-5 seasons, easy.

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    It is interesting to point out. I was at first thinking it maybe based on statistics. It does seem strange that this is a common match-up. Perhaps we are just in a point of history where it is more common than not that these two teams face each other in the big show. For example, while they may not have been facing off in the World Series (WS) in recent years, the Yankees and the Dodgers have a pretty long history of playing each other in the WS. Check this out:

    The first time they met in the WS was in 1941. Since then, they have played each other 11 times in the WS since.

    Total: 11 (‘41, ‘47, ‘49, ‘52, ‘53, ‘55, ‘56, ‘63, ‘77, ‘78, ‘81)

    Check out the how consistently close the years are. But, the last time they faced each other in the WS was in 81.

    So, perhaps, we are in one of those points in history where there is a Cavs/Warriors dynasty, a trend. I'm sure in the next 5 to 10 years, there will be another. Perhaps the Bulls will finally recover. Wink

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    JFoster Wrote:

    So, perhaps, we are in one of those points in history where there is a Cavs/Warriors dynasty, a trend. I'm sure in the next 5 to 10 years, there will be another. Perhaps the Bulls will finally recover. Wink

    Yeah, I'm thinking you may be right about some possible algorithm here. Bulls? Pssh, dream. lol
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    Haha. The Bulls are a million miles away from making any kind of noise that resembles anything close the 90's reign. Though they did catch the Celtics sleeping in the first two games this playoff run. Thought they would make more of that.. then they promptly lost 4 straight. :/

    You would think with Dwayne Wade, Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler that would be an awesome trio. Though 2/3 are close to retirement. And Butler can't do it all himself. They are about to go really young. Will be a long while before they can compete realistically with Lebron and company. Maybe not even until Lebron retires. That's probably the only hope they have in the East. Everyone just wait until Lebron gets old. lol. Yeah.