Top 10 Missed Dynasties in NBA History

Whether it was a draft pick or a trade these teams missed out on dynasties by the slightest of margins.

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1Michael Jordan does not retire (1994)

I believe that if Michael Jordan did not retire in 1994, the Bulls would have been 8x consecutive NBA champions. - Bronson

2Pistons select Carmelo Anthony

If the Pistons would have selected Carmelo Anthony in the 2003 NBA draft, they would have had Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Carmelo Anthony, Tayshaun Prince, and Mehmet Okur. And if they continued on with the trade to get Rasheed Wallace they probably would have had at least 5 or 6 championships in their franchise history. - Bronson

3Thunder keep James Harden

Between last year and this year Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and James Harden have all played like top ten players in the league. What if they were still teammates with the roster that the Thunder has now including Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, and Andre Roberson. OKC probably would've beaten Golden State. - Bronson

4Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers

CP3 teaming up with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace, Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher, Steve Blake, Lamar Odom, and of course Luke Walton, would have made the Lakers easy champions. Just think what would have happened if Dwight Howard went there to team up with them. - Bronson

Dwight Howard isn't a positive influence on a team of a contributor toward championship contention - Billyv

5Trail Blazers select Michael Jordan.

Michael Jordan admitted that he would not have developed as well with the Blazers than with the Bulls, and though that is true, I would have liked to see Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler team up together. - Bronson

6Warriors keep Wilt Chamberlain

If the Warriors had kept Wilt, so he could still team up with Rick Barry, Guy Rodgers, and Nate Thurmond, I personally believe that the Warriors could have still been title contenders. That group could dethrone Bill Russell's Celtics at least one year, right? - Bronson

7Timberwolves select Stephen Curry

What if the T-Wolves had drafted Curry instead of Jonny Flynn? They would have had Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Al Jefferson, and other decent players like Ricky Rubio and Corey Brewer. Maybe not title contenders, but they would have been an easy playoff team. - Bronson

8Trail Blazers select Kevin Durant

Pair Durant up with LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, and Channing Frye and the Blazers would have had an amazing team in a few years. - Bronson

9Hornets keep Kobe Bryant

I'm not saying that they would have won a lot of championships, but if he teamed up with Muggsy Bogues, Dell Curry, and Anthony Mason they would have had a pretty good backcourt. Next just pick up a good big man or two and you've got yourself a championship contending team. - Bronson

10Nuggets keep Carmelo Anthony

Why would the Nuggets trade an All-Star like Melo? If they had kept him he could have teamed up with Ty Lawson, Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith, Danilo Gallinari, Arron Afflalo, Nene, Chris Anderson, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, and Kenyon Martin. Could they have been a championship team? - Bronson

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1. Michael Jordan does not retire (1994)
2. Pistons select Carmelo Anthony
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