Since 1980, the Lakers (10), Bulls (6), Celtics (4), Spurs (4), Pistons (3), Rockets (2), and Heat (2) have won every single title but 2. So only 7 teams have accounted for 94% of the titles in the last 33 years. The only 1 time winners being the Mavs and 76ers.
One of those 7 teams has made the NBA finals almost 70% of the time over 33 years.
I just wonder how the NBA succeeds as a sport, and how it will years down the road, when the same teams keep winning everything. The lack of parity makes a far too large of a pool of teams that basically begin each season with no chance at a title. Every once and a while someone rises up and possibly even reaches the Finals, like the Pacers in 2000, but falls short to a powerhouse team.
Im not a huge NBA fan, but I wanted to know how some of you bigger fans feel about this. Im assuming Lakers fans will say "Its not our fault other franchises cant keep up", and Warriors/Kings fans will probably agree that it bothers them. As a general topic of discussion I think its bad for the NBA no matter who your team is.
If you look at the NFL, there have been 15 different champions in 32 years since the 80-81 season. In Major League Baseball, 19 different champions in 32 years. in the NHL, 16 champions in 32 years. The NBA stands alone in this issue.