Re: Since this is a Celtics forum
posted at 9/7/2012 1:21 PM EDT
In response to Fiercest34's comment:
On the contrary, the Lakers won 5 titles in the 80s and the Celts, Pistons, and Sixers also won 5 from 1980 to 1989.
The Pistons, were led by Isiah Thomas, the Sixers, Dr. J, and the Celtics, Larry Bird. All 3 teams teams were championship teams in the 80s.
The Lakers were the only championship team in the west back in the 80s.
The Rockets came close but every time the Rockets made it to the Finals, the Celts would beat the crap out of them. [/QUOTE]
And the Pistons' and 76ers' titles belong to the Celtics?
Tell you what. The Lakers, Spurs and Mavs won 10 titles since 2000 and the Celtics won 1.
The Lakers didn't need the Rockets to beat the Celtics. They could do it themselves.
Again, whether the Laker or Celtics are the #1 franchise in the NBA, that's not the issue. I'm only claiming that the Celts are the winningest team in the NBA with 17 championships.
Oh, that's it? I am only claiming the Celtics missed 16 playoffs, had a 21-year drought, a 9-peat and won 1 title in 26 years, the longest such ineptitude among the Lakers and Celtics franchise. Wait, I am not making a claim. I am stating the facts.
BTW, the winningest team == Lakers, the winningest playoff team == Lakers, the team that won the most playoff series == Lakers.
So the winningest team is not necessarily the one "with 17 championships".