Kobe and Shaq never did it.
Isiah and the Pistons never did it.
Jordan and the Bulls never did it (probably because MJ retired but still).
Four straight Finals appearances in a row, a task the Heat have accomplished, the first team since Larry Bird's Celtics & Magic Johnson's Lakers in the mid-80s.
In the modern era of the NBA, reaching the Finals four or more consecutive years is monumental. The league is flush with more talent than ever and the salary-cap era makes the feat more unbelievable. For the sake of an argument, can we call the Miami Heat a modern dynasty or are they just merely dominant?
Do they need to beat the Spurs again, or, are they already there?
This will be the Heat's toughest challenge yet.
Win or lose, they're definitely on the way.
And as a Heat fan, it's certainly been fun to watch.
This little video I made plays with the notion of a modern dynasty.
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