Dynasty, as defined by the dictionary, is a series of members of a family who are distinguished for their success. In sports, we use it to define teams that have dominated for almost a decade with multiple championships and significant victories.
Indeed, it is a very powerful word and reserved for only the best of the best, and these Boston Celtics were supposed to be among that special group.
Not long ago, the most celebrated franchise in history added to its record 17 championships, and there was no question things would be similar over the next five years. Yet, here we are 15 games into the abbreviated 2011-2012 season, and the same core group is making it feel much longer than that.
We've heard the same criticism before, that this team is too old, slow and rusty to compete. Yet they still refused to give in, and for the most part last season, the Boston veterans proved people wrong.
Then came a spanking by the team in South Beach led by their very own Big Three.
No, these Celtics are no dynasty, but they're certainly not done yet. Here are my reasons why I think Danny Ainge shouldn't blow things up just yet.