Decade Summary: After the Russell Dynasty came to a close in 1969 and legends like Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor (the three won a title together in 1972) and Oscar Robertson finally got to win a title towards the end of their careers in the early 1970s, everyone was wondering who the next dynasty would be. However, there really wasn't one, as there was never a back-to-back champion in this decade of parity. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, after winning a title with Oscar Robertson and the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971, won a record-six MVPs, all in the 1970s, but it wasn't until the 1980s did he win the other five of his six titles. The New York Knicks were also very good in the early 1970s, winning the title in 1970 and 1973 and led by Walt Frazier and Willis Reed. Boston also won twice in the decade, led by John Havlicek, who carried over Russell's winning ways, but two titles hardly counts as a "dynasty" either. Julius "Dr. J" Erving was a superstar for the Philadelphia 76ers during this time, but it wasn't until Moses Malone teamed up with him in the early 1980s did he win a title. Wes Unseld also played in this decade for the Washington Bullets (Wizards), but winning one title is certainly not a dynasty. All in all, the 1970s goes down in history as a dynasty-less decade, though Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, drafted towards the end of the 1970s, would help change that for the 1980s.