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*Bill Russell’s Celtics won at least 50 games for 10 straight seasons, spanning from 1958-59 to 1967-68. Boston won nine championships during that decade-long run, plus another after going 48-34 in the 1968-69 season.
*Magic Johnson’s Lakers won at least 50 games in 12 straight seasons, starting with his rookie campaign in 1979-80. The Lakers held five championship parades in downtown Los Angeles during that era.
*Tim Duncan’s Spurs recently extended their 50-win run to a dozen straight seasons. They’ve won three titles during that run, plus one more in the lockout-shortened season right before the streak started.