Winning one championship is hard, let alone two in a row. Three championships in a row? Well, that is the stuff of legend, a feat that very few teams have been able to over to achieve. That is the challenge that awaits the Kansas City Chiefs in 2024 as they look to become the first NFL team to win three straight Super Bowls.
Watching Travis Kelce discuss the prospect of a three-peat from the podium Sunday night conjured up memories of former 49ers running back Roger Craig doing the same thing after San Francisco vanquished the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV to cap off back-to-back titles. Unfortunately for Craig and his teammates, San Francisco came close but ultimately fell short of becoming the first team to win three Super Bowls. Will the Chiefs have better luck? We’ll find out in 2024.
As mentioned above, the list of teams that have won three straight titles is a small one. It’s an even smaller list when you narrow it downs to teams that have done so this century.
Let’s take a look at the list of three-peat winners Kelce, Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones and the rest of the Chiefs look to join next season.
Pro sports franchises that have won three consecutive titles
2000-02 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
This group was spearheaded by the legendary duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. Coached by Hall of Famer Phill Jackson, the Lakers defeated Reggie Miller’s Pacers, Allen Iverson’s 76ers and Jason Kidd’s Nets in the Finals from 2000-02. Shaq won Finals MVP each year, but Bryant was every bit as integral to the Lakers’ success in those series. For example, his eight points in overtime in Game 4 of the 2000 Finals — which occurred after Shaq had fouled out — led the Lakers to victory and a 3-1 series lead.
1998-00 New York Yankees (MLB)
This team was stacked. Led by Derek Jeter, the Bronx Bombers won four titles over a five-year span that included three straight. It…
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2024-02-12 22:32:55
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