Infinite Llamas wrote:I'll say it again. Belichick and Brady are the Pop and Duncan of the NFL. Scattered championships. Top playoff seed every year. Duncan has a pretty decent resume, but nobody is calling him the GOAT, despite him being the cornerstone of some dominant teams. NBA season is a grind and anybody saying it's "easy" to win 16 playoff games is deceiving themselves.
Popovich and Duncan =
9 conference finals appearances
6 NBA Finals appearances
5 NBA championships
best regular season = 67-15
Belichick and Brady =
13 conference finals appearances
9 Super Bowl appearances
6 Super Bowl championships
best regular season = undefeated (16-0)
Belichick and Brady have very easily surpassed what Popovich and Duncan did, and they are still adding more to their run. Popovich and Duncan didn't accomplish anywhere near as much together. So no, they are not the NBA equivalent of Belichick and Brady.
Also, the Patriots didn't win "scattered championships". Yes, the Spurs did, but the Patriots didn't.
The Spurs won NBA championships in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014.......so yes, that is scattered, and why the Spurs more meet the sports definition of Juggernaut, rather than dynasty (juggernaut is higher than dynasty anyway).
The Patriots won NFL championships in 2001 (2002 SB), 2003 (2004 SB), 2004 (2005 SB), 2014 (2015 SB), 2016 (2017 SB), 2018 (2019 SB)................winning 3 Super Bowls in 4 years, including a back to back, followed by winning 3 Super Bowls in 5 years, including 4 Super Bowl appearances in 5 years, with 3 straight Super Bowl appearances and winning 2 out of 3.
That's not scattered, that's both a juggernaut (a long term greatness), and a dynasty (a shorter term dominance). The Spurs run under Popovich and Duncan, as great as it was, just simply is not comparable.