Lebron James says he didn’t start ‘superteams’, but lack of parity still exists and it’s a problem

There’s been a lot of trash talking lately between Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar player Lebron James and the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green.

James refuted claims by Green that he created the superteam, most likely referring to his championship title with the Miami Heat playing alongside Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Then he brought his talents back to his home state to play alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

The only team that could compete with the Cavs in the past three years is another superteam, the Warriors, that consists of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and this past season, Kevin Durant.

Whether the superteam culture started before James allegedly did (ie. the 2003 Lakers with Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Gary Payton), the problem still exists that there’s a lack of parity in the NBA.

To reiterate what was mentioned here, it won’t impact the superstar players like James, Curry, or Durant who already play for these superteams. But it might limit the value of star players who don’t.

That is unless they create a superteam of their own. But that might lead to a greater problem in the NBA and in the hobby – a lack of interest in the game by fans because of the predictability of teams who even have a chance to go all the way.

CK

 

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