They have two leaders, two generational talents that can single-handedly carry the load and win a game on their own.
And, according to NBA insider Nick Wright, that’s what separates them from the rest of the pack in terms of being the best players in the world:
“Giannis and Luka have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt they are the two best players in the league,” Wright told Colin Cowherd. “Giannis, one. Luka, two. Every other great player in this league, either this year or the last few years, if their second-best guy isn’t there, the team struggles to win half its games. LeBron (James) lost AD; team can’t win half its games. Steph (Curry), a couple of years ago, didn’t have Klay (Thompson), they missed the playoffs. (Nikola) Jokic, last year, didn’t have Jamal Murray. They’re the sixth seed. (Kevin) Durant, this year, Kyrie (Irving), when he was going sabbatical, they’re dead in the water. Those two guys are at a different level. Our teams can be contenders, even without our second-best guy. And if you give me our second-best guy, we’ll probably win the whole damn thing.”
The NBA features more talent now than ever, so asking for a guy to win without a co-star is a nearly-impossible task, so Mark Cuban better get on the phone and get Luka some help.