Seven-time NBA champ Robert Horry names the Lakers, the Celtics and the Bulls as the only three organizations, in his eyes, with dynasties in league history.
Over the last seven decades, there have been several reams lifting the NBA trophy. However, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics are the two most accomplished franchises in the association with 17 titles each.
Talking about dynasties, there is no doubt that these two organizations have a dynasty, after clinching a record 17 championship banners. Several legendary players have played for these two teams, which is why LAL and Boston both, have been amongst the most successful teams.
Even though teams like Golden State, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and more don’t have as many titles as the two gigantic franchises, they are still among the most respectable and decorated teams. We would assume that all these teams will be considered as “dynasties”, on the basis of their history.
However, seven-time NBA champ Robert Horry doesn’t believe so. The former 6-foot-10 forward named three teams, which according to him, are worthy of being called “dynasties”.
Robert Horry names Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls as “dynasties”
Robert Horry definitely knows a thing or two about dynasties. He himself has played against the dominant 1990s Michael Jordan-led Bulls team. And has even won seven championships over his career playing for Houston, Los Angeles and San Antonio. He recently dropped a hot take regarding “dynasties”. During his interview with UPROXX’s Katie Heindl, Horry controversially said:
“There’s nothing wrong with teams that build a dynasty, like the Lakers with Showtime, like the Boston Celtics, like what the Bulls did. But when these guys, you know, say oh we’re friends, let’s play together. And when guys say I want to go play with this team, trade me there. And then all of a sudden, you become a dynasty?”
“I don’t really count that. Cause you gotta get trades, and all this kind of stuff. I don’t think there’s really ever going to be another dynasty, you know, because there’s so much player movement. Think about it. If everybody would have put— if they had a chance to bet a million bucks — bet a million bucks on the New Jersey Nets, I should say the Brooklyn Nets, winning this year but because of injuries, fell apart.”
“Only a Suns fan and a Bucks fan would have those two playing in the Finals right now. It’s hard for dynasties to step up this day and age. Because of the injuries and the player movement, and the things of that nature. I don’t think there will ever be another dynasty because guys want to get paid, guys wanna play close to home, guys want to play with friends. So it’d be hard for that to ever happen. There’s only really been two dynasties in my eyes. That’s the Lakers and the Celtics, the Bulls pulling in a close third.”