The recent "super team" phenomenon isn't going away any time soon, but it didn't necessarily start with the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010.
Throughout most of NBA history, there have been teams filled with superstars that were projected to do great things. Some of these teams made the transition from paper champions to real-life winners, while untold others failed to live up to the expectations that were bestowed upon them.
If the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers fall short of a title, not only will they join the latter group, but they'll also go down in the annals as one of the overhyped teams in league history.
L.A. will have plenty of company, however: There are a number of squads over the years who received preseason praise and ultimately became playoff disappointment.