During his press conference on Monday evening, NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the ginormous elephant in the room: superteams forming in the NBA.
Kevin Durant made a huge splash when he announced his decision to join Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green to form a superteam out in the West. Silver made sure to be very clear when he stated that he thinks two teams with multiple superstars ruling the NBA is not good for the league. In a sense, he’s right.
Clearly, the team with the most talent is going to look phenomenal on paper and will be listed as the favorites in Vegas, or where ever else odds are generated. Talent alone, however, will not win basketball games, and teams with multiple premier players generally bring premier egos.
Will this happen with the Warriors? Who knows, but just because they now have two MVPs and four All-Stars all their roster doesn’t guarantee them a championship. Without Durant, the Dubs were still remarkably talented and had such great chemistry, but they still blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals. Adding KD to the mix jumbles their chemistry and is another big-time talent to attempt to work into the offense.
It’s not that big of a deal because it was Kevin Durant’s prerogative to join the squad that bounced him out of the playoffs. Durant’s just one superstar and the only premier player to join a premier team this offseason. However, this will undoubtedly be a topic of discussion in the next round of CBA talks.
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