One of the latest crazes of the last few years in the NBA was the concept of superteams.
Some NBA fans don’t like the idea of superteams and think they take the competition out of the game and are unfair and lazy.
But one NBA writer says it’s not a big deal – and makes a good point about why.
Everyone freaked out when LeBron James joined the Miami Heat, and Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors.
But …. neither team won 3 championships in a row.
Shows you how special those Michael Jordan Bulls and Kobe Bryant/SHAQ Lakers were.
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) March 3, 2022
Ben Stinar pointed out that although superteams scared a lot of people and caught a lot of flack, they didn’t result in the domination some feared.
Even James’ Miami Heat and Durant’s Warriors didn’t end up winning three championships in a row, like Michael Jordan‘s Chicago Bulls or Koby Bryant and Shaq’s Lakers did.
Superteams Here To Stay?
A superteam in the NBA is essentially the idea of several basketball superstars teaming up together in the hopes of winning a ring.
It focuses more on established stars who have been playing for a few years rather than young talent that needs to be molded.
Some people feel that these superteams are like video game cheat codes and make things too easy.
There may be truth to that but, as Stinar points out, it hasn’t altered the league in the massive ways that people feared.
These teams full of superstars might win a ring or two but will they have years-long dominance?
It doesn’t look like it…at least for now.