Are ‘super teams’ good for the NBA?
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Are ‘super teams’ good for the NBA?

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Once again, the superstar-filled Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals, much to the annoyance of many NBA fans. These super teams can generate a lot of interest and play some of the best basketball fans will ever see. However, making the NBA this top heavy is not good for small market teams, and ruins the competitive balance of thel eague. What do you think? 🏀

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Exciting basketball must be immoral now.

Super teams make the NBA better by giving fans basketball at its highest level. When fans watch the sport, they don't want to see one or two stars on a team. They want to see as many stars as possible, like watching a fantasy team in real life. Fans get to watch an unequaled basketball product and pour money into the league for it.

The Golden State Warriors are one of the best teams in basketball, and the rest of the NBA should be thanking them. The Warriors play the game at the highest level with otherworldly shooting and seamless ball movement. This is the way basketball is supposed to be played.

The name recognition of this team gets more eyes on the league to see if anyone can contend with the Warriors. Or they get an audience to see what ridiculous achievement Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson or Draymond Green will accomplish. Either way, people are paying attention to the NBA because Golden State is so good.

It's not the Warriors fault the rest of the NBA can't keep up. If other teams want games to be close, maybe they should be competing harder instead of complaining about the boring games. Golden State should not apologize for being a "super team." It makes the NBA better.

When a star leaves one team to join a franchise full of stars, it makes the NBA less competitive. Less competition means predictable game outcomes. More predictable outcomes mean a boring product. A boring product means less consumption. Super teams are ruining the NBA.

The Golden State Warriors might be the pinnacle of basketball, but no one will watch the NBA if games are over by halftime. What’s supposed to be the most exciting time of the NBA season has been marred by large deficits, and games that are out of hand. The NBA has become boring, and superteams like the Warriors are the source of that.

A lot of NBA fans groaned when the Warriors reached another NBA Finals because it's just another year where money bought them a playoff berth. That's not what basketball is supposed to be.

The Warriors "super team" has taken the drama out of the NBA, and replaced it with bored resignation. Teams like Golden State are bad for the NBA.

People act like super teams are a plague in the NBA. In truth, All-Stars coming together to give fans basketball at the highest level is the best thing to happen to the NBA.

Michael Jordan may not like super teams, but the players don't seem to mind. LeBron James was ousted by the Warriors last year, and thinks they are great for the NBA:

I think it's great. It's great for our league. Look at our TV ratings. Look at the money our league is pouring in. Guys are loving the game. Our fans love the game.

People think super teams means an automatic winner. More often than not, these teams ruined the league by taking stars away from squads and still lose with bad play. Check out these super teams that did more harm than good.

The NBA is all about competition. If there is a guy better than you in the league, you put in the work to bury him. There should be a no-surrender mentality in the NBA, but instead, the league's best players are giving up.

Instead of creating their own legacies, they are sharing them with teammates they couldn't beat. That is weak, and it shouldn't be a part of the game. Alex Mullany at Sportskeeda has some thoughts on super teams and how they are ruining the game.

When players declare their eligibility for the NBA draft, it’s supposed to be a joyous occasion where the dream of playing in the NBA is achieved after many committed hours of hard work and dedication. Once playing, the thoughts of winning a championship come to mind. It brings the principle of working hard to accomplish your goals. By skipping that part in hopes you get on one of the super teams via trade or other methods, you morally want the easiest way of getting what the majority of others work hardest for.
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