Many people want to know where the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty ranks. In this piece, I will tell you where they should rank.
1. 1991-1998 Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls three-peated twice in the 1991-1998 period. Who knows, maybe it could have been an eight-peat if Michael Jordan did not retire. Nevertheless, they won six championships. The Bulls were led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and coach Phil Jackson.
From 1991 to 1993, the Bulls had role players like John Paxson, B.J. Armstrong, Bill Cartwright, and Horace Grant, just to name a few. From 1996-98, the Bulls leaned on players like Ron Harper, Steve Kerr, Toni Kukoc, and Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman.
The Bulls won games by playing excellent defense; Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman were all-time great defensive players.
2. 1980-1988 Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers won five NBA titles once Magic Johnson came on the scene. They were known as showtime for the fast-paced offense. On the roster, the Lakers had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy, plus a solid supporting cast including Michael Cooper, Bryon Scott, and AC Green … just to name a few.
Although the Lakers were a fast-paced team, they could slow the game down and throw to Kareem for the skyhook. This team was almost impossible to stop with Magic running the offense.
3. 2015-2019 Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have the best shooting backcourt of all time. They won 73 games in one season but came up short in the finals. Then comes Kevin Durant to put the icing on the cake. Once the Warriors added Durant, it made them nearly impossible to beat. Durant, along with players like Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston, gave the Warriors some depth.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson could shoot the lights out basketball and get the crowd going wild at the Oracle. But injuries derailed their chance at a three-peat. Durant tore his Achilles tendon, and Klay Thompson tore his ACL in the finals.
And thus, the Warriors are ranked third. They would struggle to beat Jordan’s Bulls and Magic’s Lakers. The reason for this is because the Warriors turn the ball over too much. You cannot give a team like the Bulls or Lakers extra possessions. The Bulls and Lakers did not turn the ball over a lot; plus they would hit the Warriors hard on the boards. We will never know who would win, but it is suitable for debate.