NBA: the 10 most successful teams in the league

The NBA (National Basketball Association) was created in 1946. Each year, the two best teams in the league compete in the playoff finals to determine the champion team of the season. With 17 trophies each,  the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are the two most successful NBA franchises in history .

10 – New York Knicks

The New York Knicks opened this ranking with two titles won: in 1970 and 1973. The year of their first victory, the Knicks won 60 regular season games before reaching the Playoffs final against the Los Angeles Lakers of Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, the man on the NBA logo. In 1973, the NY Knicks returned to the Playoffs final against the Lakers, where they lost the first game … but won the next four.

9 – Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets, worn by Hakeem Olajuwon, the hub from Lagos, Nigeria, made a back-to-back (Playoff champions two years in a row) in 1994 and 1995. The year of their first victory, they won. faces Patrick Ewing and his New York Knicks team. The following year, the Rockets faced the Orlando Magics and their duo Shaq & Penny, which they defeated 4-0.

8 – Philadelphia 76s

The Philly Sixers have racked up 3 wins in total since their team was created. The first in 1955 against the Pistons who were located in Fort Wayne. In 1967, the 76s won their second title with 68 wins for just 13 losses during the regular season. In 1983, their Playoffs were renamed “Four, Four, Four” after an interview where Moses Malone said they would pass all rounds of the Playoffs in 4 games. The Philly team ultimately won the Playoffs with 12 wins in just one loss.

7 – Detroit Pistons

Like the 76s, Detroit won three playoff finals. Their first victory was against the Los Angeles Lakers whom they beat 4-0, without too much difficulty. The second victory came back-to-back as they won the Playoffs final the following year against the Chicago Bulls, worn by the incredible Michael Jordan. This series took place in 7 games with a victory for the Pistons in Game 7. Their third title was won in 2004 against the Los Angeles Lakers as in 1989.

6 – Miami Heat 

The Miami Heat also won three league titles but at a different time. Their first Playoff victory came in 2006 against the Dallas Mavericks, who they struggled to beat. Indeed, the Mavs led the scoring with 2 wins to 0 before the Heat recovered. Six years later, the Florida team made a back-to-back in 2012 against the Oklahoma City Thunders and 2013 against the San Antonio Spurs, during the era of the « Big Three », a trio made up of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. 

5 – San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are in fifth place in this ranking with 5 Playoff victories. They lifted the trophy in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and most recently in 2014. In the year of their last title, they scored 19 straight wins, the biggest winning streak in the NBA with the help of Kawhi Leonard. 

4 – Golden State Warriors 

The San Francisco team climbed to fourth place, with 6 Playoff victories including a back-go-back. The Warriors had the honor of winning the league’s first title the year the NBA was formed, during the 1946-47 season. The other trophies were won in 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017 and 2018. Their last two playoff victories came back-to-back with their flagship player, Stephen Curry.

3 – Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls opened this podium with 6 Playoff victories in two three peats (three Playoff victories in a row). The first series of victories was achieved in  1991-1992-1993  with the duo Pippen & Jordan and the second in  1996-1997-1998  with the enormous trio Jordan, Pippen and Rodman. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. The latter have contributed to all the victories of the Chicago Bulls.

2 – Los Angeles Lakers

Far ahead of the Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers (like Boston Celitics) have won 17 league titles since the team’s inception. The Lakers lifted the trophy in 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010 and 2020 (with LeBron James) Many of those wins have were carried out in back-to-back and in three peat. Great players like Jerry West, the man on the NBA logo, Wilt Chamberlain, who broke point records after scoring 100 points in 1962 while playing for the New York Knicks, Kobe Bryant, or still Shaquille O’Neal, and LeBron James played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

1 – Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics (along with Los Angeles Lakers) dominate this ranking with their 17 trophies. Indeed, Boston and Los Angeles are two great rivals who often faced each other in the final. The Boston team won a league title in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 and 2008. Between 1959 and 1969 , the Celtics have won every title except in 1967 when they lost in the conference final to the Philadelphia 76s.

NBA:les 10 équipes les plus titrées de la ligue

La NBA (National Basketball Association) a été créé en 1946. Tous les ans, les deux meilleures équipes de la ligue s’affrontent pendant les finales de Playoffs afin de désigner l’équipe championne de la saison. Avec 17 trophées chacune, les Boston Celtics et les Los Angeles Lakers sont les deux franchises NBA les plus titrées de l’Histoire.

10 – New York Knicks

Les Knicks de New York ouvrent ce classement avec deux titres gagnés : en 1970 et 1973. L’année de leur première victoire, les Knicks ont remporté 60 matchs de saison régulière avant d’arriver en finale des Playoffs face aux Los Angeles Lakers de Wilt Chamberlain et Jerry West, l’homme sur le logo de la NBA. En 1973, les NY Knicks sont retournés en finale des Playoffs face aux Lakers, où ils ont perdu le premier match… mais gagné les quatres suivants.

9 – Houston Rockets

Les Rockets de Houston portés par Hakeem Olajuwon, le pivot originaire de Lagos au Nigeria, ont réalisé un back-to-back (champions des Playoffs deux années d’affilée) en 1994 et 1995. L’année de leur première victoire, ils ont fait face à Patrick Ewing et son équipe des Knicks de New York. L’année suivante, les Rockets ont affronté les Orlando Magics et leur duo Shaq & Penny qu’ils ont vaincu 4 à 0.

8 – Philadelphie 76s

Les Sixers de Philly ont accumulé 3 victoires au total, depuis la création de leur équipe. La première en 1955 face aux Pistons qui étaient localisés à Fort Wayne. En 1967, les 76s ont remporté leur second titre avec 68 victoires pour seulement 13 défaites durant la saison régulière. En 1983, leurs Playoffs furent renommés « Four, Four, Four » après une interview où Moses Malone affirma qu’ils allaient passer tous les tours de Playoffs en 4 matchs. L’équipe de Philly a finalement remporté les Playoffs avec 12 victoires pour une seule défaite.

7 – Detroit Pistons

Comme les 76s, Detroit ont gagné trois finales de Playoffs. Leur première victoire fut face aux Lakers de Los Angeles qu’ils ont battu 4 à 0, sans trop de difficulté. La deuxième victoire s’est déroulée en back-to-back vu qu’ils ont gagné la finale des Playoffs l’année suivante face aux Bulls de Chicago, portés par l’incroyable Michael Jordan. Cette série s’est déroulée en 7 matchs avec une victoire des Pistons au game 7. Leur troisième titre fut gagné en 2004 face aux Los Angeles Lakers comme en 1989.

6 – Miami Heat 

Les Heat de Miami ont également remporté trois titres de champion mais à une époque différente. Leur première victoire des Playoffs fut remportée en 2006 face aux Mavericks de Dallas qu’ils ont eu du mal à battre. En effet, les Mavs menaient le score avec 2 victoires à 0 avant que les Heat ne remontent. Six ans plus tard, l’équipe de Floride a réalisé un back-to-back en 2012 face aux Thunders d’Oklahoma City et 2013 face aux Spurs de San Antonio, pendant l’ère du « Big Three », un trio composé de Lebron James, Dwyane Wade et Chris Bosh. 

5 – San Antonio Spurs

Les Spurs de San Antonio se positionnent cinquièmes dans ce classement avec 5 victoires des Playoffs. Ils ont soulevé le trophée en 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 et plus récemment en 2014. L’année de leur dernier titre, ils ont remporté 19 victoires d’affilée, la plus grande série de victoires de la NBA avec l’aide de Kawhi Leonard. 

4 – Golden State Warriors 

L’équipe de San Francisco se hisse à la quatrième place, avec 6 victoires des Playoffs dont un back-go-back. Les Warriors ont eu l’honneur de remporter le premier titre de la ligue l’année où la NBA a été créée, pendant la saison 1946-1947. Les autres trophées ont été remportés en 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017 et 2018. Leurs deux dernières victoires de Playoffs ont eu lieu en back-to-back avec leur joueur phare, Stephen Curry.

3 – Chicago Bulls

Les Bulls de Chicago ouvrent ce podium avec 6 victoires de Playoffs réalisées en deux three peat (trois victoires des Playoffs d’affilée). La première série de victoires fut réalisée en 1991-1992-1993 avec le duo Pippen & Jordan et la seconde en 1996-1997-1998 avec l’énorme trio Jordan, Pippen et Rodman. Michael Jordan et Scottie Pippen. Ces derniers ont contribué à toutes les victoires des Chicago Bulls.

2 – Los Angeles Lakers

Loin devant les Bulls, les Lakers de Los Angeles (comme Boston Celitics ) ont remporté 17 titres de champion depuis la création de l’équipe. Les Lakers ont soulevé le trophée en 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 , 2010 et 2020 (avec LeBron James) Beaucoup de ces victoires ont été réalisées en back-to-back et en three peat. De grands joueurs comme Jerry West, l’homme sur le logo de la NBA, Wilt Chamberlain, qui a battu les records de points après avoir marqué 100 points en 1962 alors qu’il jouait pour les Knicks de New York, Kobe Bryant, ou encore Shaquille O’Neal, et LeBron James ont joué pour les Lakers de Los Angeles.

1 – Boston Celtics

Les Celtics de Boston (avec Los Angeles Lakers) dominent ce classement avec leurs 17 trophées. En effet, Boston et Los Angeles sont deux grands rivaux qui se sont souvent affrontés en finale. L’équipe de Boston a remporté un titre de champion en 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 et 2008. Entre 1959 et 1969, les Celtics ont remporté tous les titres, sauf en 1967 lorsqu’ils ont perdu en finale de conférence face aux 76s de Philadelphie.

The MVP of the night: in triple-double, LeBron James concludes in style

With 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, the now quadruple NBA champion has once again pulled out all the stops to allow the Lakers to win in this Game 6. He also takes the opportunity to win a new MVP trophy of Finals.

At almost 36 years old, LeBron James never ceases to impress and superlatives are lacking. For his 260th career playoff game – Derek Fisher’s record broken – the « King » compiled 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists (13/20 on shots and with only one lost ball), imposing his power and his will to the Heat.

Frustrated by the defeat on the line of the Lakers in Game 5, LeBron James was responsible for never giving hope for Miami in this Game 6, in order to help his franchise to glean the 17th title in its history . As often, he went to look for his points near the circle to gain confidence. On the counterattack, he’s constantly gobbled up space, something he relishes better than anyone. Too powerful for exhausted Heat players, he launched the “Purple & Gold” perfectly in this part and knew (re) put a boost as soon as needed.

The former Cavaliers and Heat did not forget to weigh on the rebound and the pass, to blacken the stats sheet as it should. He thus finished with a triple-double, the 28th of his career in the playoffs and his 11th in the Finals. By having shone with a thousand lights from start to finish, during a decisive meeting allowing him to win his 4th Larry O’Brien trophies and MVP of the Finals .

If this ring will perhaps not surpass that obtained with Cleveland in 2016, it still has a highly symbolic flavor for « LBJ ». Because it comes nearly nine months after the death of Kobe Bryant.

It’s hard to dream of a better conclusion to the 2019-20 season of the now quadruple NBA champion, imperial from start to finish and still dominant despite the weight of the years. He can now rest, after a year of efforts, while waiting to know when the next exercise will resume. Because he finds himself in the position of « hunted » and he will now have to defend this title. The kind of challenge that suits him perfectly.

Anthony Davis likely, Goran Dragic uncertain for Game 6

Despite his heel injury, Anthony Davis is expected to play for the Lakers on Sunday, in Game 6 of the Final. (K. Klement / USA Today Sports / Presse Sports)

Lakers player Anthony Davis is expected to be able to play in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, despite his bruised heel worsening. Miami Heat side, leader Goran Dragic is very uncertain due to a foot injury.

Anthony Davis injured his heel on Friday after the first quarter when the Lakers defeated (111-108) against the Miami Heat and briefly had to leave the game. Returned then, the interior of the Lakers did not look for the best.

After the game, Davis, the team’s second-most important player after LeBron James, however felt he would be able to play on Sunday to help the Lakers win and secure a seventeenth title. .read also

Concerning Dragic, the situation is much more critical . Victim of a torn ligament in the arch of the foot during the first game of the series, he missed the next four. He seems unlikely to make a comeback in a series that the Lakers are currently leading three to two.

Greta Thunberg calls on Americans to elect Joe Biden

Greta Thunberg, figure of the international youth climate movement, October 9, 2020 in Stockholm (Sweden).
Greta Thunberg, figure of the international youth climate movement, October 9, 2020 in Stockholm (Sweden). (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP)

The young Swedish climate activist made a rare foray into partisan politics in a tweet posted on Saturday.

It is not his habit to interfere in partisan politics. Except this time,  “the next  American election  is above and beyond all that”. In a tweet published Saturday, October 10, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg clearly calls on Americans to elect Democratic candidate  Joe Biden  against Republican  Donald Trump  next month. “From a climate point of view it is far from sufficient and many of you of course defended other candidates. But hey… you know… damn it! Just organize yourself and get everyone to vote #Biden, ” added the figure of the international youth climate movement“ Fridays for Future ”.

The current tenant of the White House has also made fun of Greta Thunberg on several occasions. Last December, when she was named  « person of the year »  by the American magazine  Time , he had estimated on Twitter that she needed to work to  « manage her anger »,  calling her to  « relax »  by  “going to see a good old movie”  with a friend.

After the arrival of the young Swede at the United Nations in September 2019 and her famous  « How dare you? «  , Donald Trump then joked about   » this very joyful young girl « ,  whose vision of a  » radiant and magnificent  »  future  is   » a pleasure to see « .

With AFP

Greta Thunberg appelle les Américains à élire Joe Biden

Greta Thunberg, figure du mouvement international des jeunes pour le climat, le 9 octobre 2020 à Stockholm (Suède).
Greta Thunberg, figure du mouvement international des jeunes pour le climat, le 9 octobre 2020 à Stockholm (Suède). (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP)

La jeune militante suédoise pour le climat a fait une rare incursion dans la politique partisane dans un tweet publié samedi.

Ce n’est pas son habitude de s’immiscer dans la politique partisane. Sauf que cette fois, « la prochaine élection américaine est au-dessus et au-delà de tout ça ». Dans un tweet publié samedi 10 octobre, la militante suédoise Greta Thunberg appelle clairement les Américains à élire le candidat démocrate Joe Biden face au républicain Donald Trump le mois prochain. « Du point de vue du climat c’est loin d’être suffisant et beaucoup d’entre vous défendiez bien sûr d’autres candidats. Mais enfin… vous savez… bon sang ! Organisez-vous juste et faites que tout le monde vote #Biden », a ajouté la figure du mouvement international de jeunes pour le climat « Fridays for Future ».

L’actuel locataire de la Maison-Blanche s’est aussi moqué à plusieurs reprises de Greta Thunberg. En décembre dernier, lorsqu’elle avait été désignée « personne de l’année » par le magazine américain Time, il avait estimé sur Twitter qu’elle avait besoin de travailler pour « gérer ses colères », l’appelant à « se détendre » en « allant voir un bon vieux film » avec un ami.

Après la venue de la jeune Suédoise aux Nations unies en septembre 2019 et son fameux « How dare you ? » (« Comment osez-vous? »), Donald Trump avait alors ironisé sur « cette jeune fille très joyeuse », dont la vision d’un avenir « radieux et magnifique » fait « plaisir à voir ».

ACCORDING TO THE NEW NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS,ANOTHER UNIVERSE EXISTED BEFORE OURS

For Roger Penrose, “the Big Bang is not the beginning”. [Image by beate bachmann from Pixabay].

Awarded the last Nobel Prize in physics for his work on black holes, the British Roger Penrose defends a revolutionary theory on our universe. According to this eminent scientist and mathematician, the universe in which we evolve would not be the first, nor the last for that matter.

Asked by the British daily The Telegraph, Sir Roger Penrose explained that the Big Bang , this big explosion that occurred around 15 billion years ago and which is at the origin of time, space and matter, was not the first to have happened.

“The Big Bang is not the beginning,” he says. “There was something before the Big Bang and this something is precisely what awaits us in the future”.

To help us understand, Penrose explains that the universe is constantly expanding. And, according to him, the universe will continue to expand until all the matter it contains disintegrates, giving way to a whole new universe.

AN « AEON »: A NEW AGE FOR INFINITE TIMES

« We have a universe which develops and develops, and according to this crazy theory which is mine, in the distant future all this mass will end up disintegrating in a new Big Bang giving birth to new infinite times »

A succession of Big Bangs in short that Penrose sums up by using more precisely the term « Aeon » which, in ancient Greek, means « new age » but also « for eternity ».

The universe that we know therefore would not be on its own infinite, but would in fact be part of an unlimited series of others that produce this Aeon. Put end to end, these new universes form an infinite whole.

HAWKING POINTS FOR PROOF

As an authentic scientist, Roger Penrose obviously does not advance that, without a minimum of proofs which are, according to him, the points of Hawking.

Professor Penrose was already referring to it in a study published in 2018 dedicated to the memory of Stephen Hawking, in which several scientists and himself indicated that swirling shapes observed in the sky could be the sign of black holes that have survived. to the destruction of a universe before the Big Bang.

The Nobel Prize he received on Tuesday, October 6 proves that his work on black holes and the theory of general relativity therefore proves that this theory is far from far-fetched.

The venerable Nobel Academy has also decided to recognize a pair made up of the American Andrea Ghez and the German Reinhard Genzel, who half received the prestigious Prize for his discovery of the supermassive object at the center of our galaxy.

The Beirut explosion is one of the most powerful in history

The explosion that devastated Beirut on August 4 generated a power equivalent to 5% of the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima, according to British researchers who analyzed the damage caused by the blast.

On August 4, at six o’clock in the afternoon, a huge double explosion in the port of Beirut  destroyed half of the city , leaving a terrible toll of 181 dead, more than 6,000 injured and 300,000 homeless. The detonations were heard as far as Cyprus, 200 km away.

Due to the explosion of a stock of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a substance used in particular as nitrogen fertilizer, the explosion would be one of the most powerful in history, apart from a  nuclear explosion , according to a  new study  by the University of Sheffield.

The team analyzed images posted on  social media  to estimate the spread of the shock wave in the city. They thus collected 38 data points which they coordinated with frame-by-frame audio and video analyzes.

L’explosion de Beyrouth est l’une des plus puissantes de l’histoire

L’explosion qui a dévasté Beyrouth le 4 août dernier a généré une puissance équivalente à 5 % de la bombe nucléaire de Hiroshima, selon des chercheurs britanniques qui ont analysé les dégâts provoqués par la déflagration.

Le 4 août dernier, à six heures de l’après-midi, une énorme double explosion dans le port de Beyrouth détruisait la moitié de la ville, laissant un terrible bilan de 181 morts, plus de 6.000 blessés et 300.000 sans-abris. Les détonations ont été entendues jusqu’à Chypre, distante de 200 km.

Due à l’explosion d’un stock de 2.750 tonnes de nitrate d’ammonium, une substance utilisée notamment comme engrais azoté, l’explosion serait l’une des plus puissantes de l’histoire, hors explosion nucléaire, selon une nouvelle étude de l’université de Sheffield.

L’équipe a analysé les images postées sur les réseaux sociaux pour estimer la propagation de l’onde de choc dans la ville. Ils ont ainsi collecté 38 points de données qu’ils ont coordonnés avec des analyses audio et vidéo image par image.

USA: almost 6-meter-long python captured in Florida

The animal, which is 5.71 meters long and weighs 47 kilograms, was captured 60 km west of Miami.

A giant python (illustration)

It is an unusual discovery that two American hunters have had to deal with. A 5.71-meter-long Burmese python has been captured in Florida, a record for this American state where reptiles of all kinds abound, local authorities said.

The animal, whose species is among  the largest snakes in the world , weighed 47 kg on the scale , said the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the body responsible in Florida for the protection of fauna and flora, Thursday 8 October. The specimen was captured 60 km west of Miami by Ryan Ausburn and Kevin Pavlidis, two hunters who posed with their trophy for a photo.

The Burmese python is considered in Florida as an invasive species , brought back from Southeast Asia at the end of the last century. These snakes have found a perfect ecosystem to breed in the Everglades, a large subtropical wetland in the southern peninsula , including a habitat-protected national park.

Source : AFP

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