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March 24, 2017

Who is the greatest sports dynasty?

The greatest sports dynasty of all-time was the 1957-69 Boston Celtics. This team won 11 championships in a 13 year span, including eight games straight. This stands alone on top of all other sports dynasties because of the longevity. When a team wins three championships in a row that usually cements them as a dynasty, but to win eight in a row and 11 in 13 years is incredible. They were going up against some of the best basketball players ever during this reign also. Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and Oscar Robertson were all entering the league and showing how dominant of players they were. That didn’t faze Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics as they just continued to win year after year.

Cooper Pauley
Sports Editor

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When discussing sports, the debate about who is the best dynasty can get quite heated. Personally, I think that the Yankees of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s are arguably the best dynasty in the history of sports. From 1996 to 2001, the Yankees won four World Series Championships and lost one other on a blown save in the 9th inning. During this span, they won three straight World Series Championships. They are the last MLB team to win consecutive titles, which is impressive. The Yankees also won nine straight AL East titles from 1998 to 2006, which speaks to the prolonged success of the team. All of these factors make me believe that the Yankees of this era are the best dynasty we have seen up until this point.

Dustin Watts
Contributing Writer

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The greatest sports dynasty is hands down the Boston Celtics team of the late 1950’s through the 1960’s. From 1957 to 1969, the Boston Celtics won 11 championships over that 13-year span. That is domination at its finest. During the run the team posted only one season in which it had a regular season record that dipped below 60% in the win column. The Celtics were led by the great Bill Russell who over his career averaged a staggering 22.5 rebounds a game. His aggressive and dominant style of play largely contributed to unquestionably the most commanding and uninterrupted string of titles seen in professional sports.

Tate Heiple
Contributing Writer

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