Only Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls Surpass Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors

First, when it comes to ranking the greatest dynasties in NBA history, you have that Michael guy and his Chicago Bulls.

Then comes . . .

Why not Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors?

Why not, indeed?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You can’t overlook the three-peat Lakers of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, and you have their Showtime forefathers with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The Boston Celtics are a possibility (pick one or more).

The same goes for the San Antonio Spurs since Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker were the latter-day Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish as a stifling NBA trio.

Sorry, it’s the Warriors. They showed Thursday night in Boston they dribble just behind Michael Jordan’s Bulls among the elite of the elite after they managed their fourth world championship in eight seasons with a relatively easy 103-90 victory over the Celtics during Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

With Curry doing his thing by sinking three-pointers from the west side of San Francisco Bay to the east side of Boston Harbor, the Warriors exploded to a 22-point lead in the third quarter. The Celtics moved to within eight inside of the final six minutes, but did you see the final score?

Curry (oh, and the Warriors) were just better than everybody else. That’s for the season and for much of this century. Just like Michael Jordan’s Bulls, Curry’s Warriors have been revolutionaries in their sport. They’ve turned The Three Point Shot into a necessity instead of a luxury.

“Man, I’m so proud of our group, and I thank God every day that we can play this game every day at the highest level,” Curry said during his post-game interview with ABC-TV, referring mostly to fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson, along with designated enforcer Draymond Green and role player Andre Iguodala, who all joined Curry for the Warriors’ four titles since 2015.

Others have helped Golden State shine along the way, ranging from a Kevin Durant here to an Andrew Wiggins there. Then you have Steve Kerr, the Warriors’ coach throughout this run, and he also collected five rings as a player, including four with Michael Jordan’s Bulls.

Even so, each of those NBA championships for the Warriors began and ended with Curry.

In addition to Curry ranking second only to LeBron James on the Forbes list for the league’s top earning players ($92.8 million to $110 million), Curry is the most gifted NBA shooter ever, especially from beyond the arc. He sank six of his 11 three-point attempts in this one, and he finished with 34 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and his first NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award.

“We found a way to just get it done,” Curry said on the victory podium at TD Garden, where he recalled the ability of his team to overcome his late-season sprained left foot and the 2 1/2 years they were without Thompson before he returned in January from surgeries on his left knee and right Achilles tendon.

Not only that, but beyond Curry, these Warriors often spent games during the season looking nothing like their historically automatic selves on offense.

TheWarriors survived everything. Then they prospered, with Curry saying, “It’s part of a championship pedigree, our experience. We built this for 10-11 years. That means a lot when you get to this stage.”

Later, with emotion covering Curry’s 34-year-old face that has seen 13 NBA seasons, he screamed to nobody in particular.

“We did it.”

Actually, the Warriors keep doing “it.”