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Predicting the Next Great Sports Dynasties

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Although there are no American team sports around currently, they will hopefully soon return as Covid-19 restrictions have loosened around the world. While there is a wait, it is a perfect time to predict some dynasties. Over the past 20 years, there has been some dominant teams arise like the 2015-2018 Golden State Warriors and the New England Patriots once Tom Brady took over the helm. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks arguably had mini dynasties at the same time. Once American team sports do return, here are some of the teams that will dominate and win multiple championships over the next several years.

NBA- Dallas Mavericks 

In order for this to work, Dallas has to hold on to Luka Doncic, who has shown drastic improvement in just year two of his NBA career. Doncic will be a top-three NBA player in a few years. The ownership of Mark Cuban and the coaching of Rick Carlisle will move the Mavs in the right direction and put the right pieces next to Doncic in order for him to be a favorite for the MVP award year-in and year-out.

With another young, budding star in Kristaps Porzingis in the center of that core, the Mavericks are one major free agent signing away from becoming a super team and ruling the NBA’s Western Conference for years to come.

MLB- New York Yankees 

The New York Yankees have not won a World Series in 10 years. That marks one of their longest droughts in team history. The Yankees went from 1978 all the way to 1996 without a championship, then gracefully ripped off four World Series wins in five seasons.

New York Yankees
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With a new core four of Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino and Gary Sanchez, the Yankees have their young core solidified. They added the best pitcher in the American League in Gerrit Cole, have a shut down closer who throws over 100 mph in Aroldis Chapman and more money to supplement down the line.

The world may despise the Yankees, but it is time for them to take over again.

NHL- Edmonton Oilers 

Seasons of promise and struggle have followed the Oilers for the last decade.

Leading the league in no. 1 overall picks is not a stat you want to lead the league in, but in years to come, expect greatness.

That’s what could be seen from the Oilers here. Led by Connor McDavid (97 points in 2020) and Leon Draisaitl (110 points in 2020), the Oilers could become a problem in the NHL. Canada has struggled in recent years to win a championship or to even make the playoffs for that matter. Living up to the Gretzky days will be hard, but the Oilers have a chance to emerge from a bad team to the one who puts Canada back on the NHL map.

NFL- Kansas City Chiefs 

After the win over the 49ers in Superbowl 54, star tight end Travis Kelce said, “the dynasty is just starting baby”. With all the excitment in the air and big game from Chris Jones, he even stated, “This is the beginning of something big, this is a dynasty”.

Even head coach Andy Reid added, “We’re coming right back here. One more time, baby. One more time,” too the fans during the Superbowl parade.

Predicting the Next Sports Dynasties
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It’s easy to talk about a potential dynasty when a young superstar quarterback is already comfortably settled in Kansas City. Luckily, the Chiefs have just that in Patrick Mahomes. Once the pass the major obstacle of paying his sure to be the largest contract in NFL history, the Chiefs will be set with their franchise quarterback for the long haul.

The Chiefs are set to return 20 of 22 starters from their Superbowl roster, losing inside linebacker Reggie Ragland and offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski in free agency. With all their top weapons returning and the AFC not looking too strong this year, the Chiefs are highly capable of winning multiple championships in their future.

Soccer- Real Madrid

Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid is still dominating La Liga in Spain. With a young core making up the roster, they are still winning the league. Real Madrid is also the richest soccer club and can easily acquire superstars to support these youngsters. Look for Real Madrid to acquire star forward Kylian Mbappé and start their dynasty.

Eden Hazard, the 29-year old star, will continue to shine and be the veteran leader around these players for years to come. He is in great shape and will cement his legacy in Real Madrid. He is clearly the best play on this team and will keep getting support from his fellow players.

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