NBA Superstars Who Need a Better Supporting Cast

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NBA Superstars Who Need a Better Supporting Cast
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Although the NBA is loaded with game-changing superstars, basketball is a team sport. No one athlete can win—and more specifically, win championships – without a great supporting cast around him that complements the team dynamic.

Unfortunately, some of today's superstars simply don’t have enough supporting weapons to compete on the highest level.

Examples of this situation vary. Some teams with a great superstar have competed admirably in the regular season so far, while other superstar-led rosters have sputtered to losing records.

Whether these NBA superstars are surrounded by bad fits, inexperienced teammates that need time to grow or flat-out inept players, they don’t have the adequate firepower to win big in 2013.

While some superstars have the youth needed to look to the future, other superstars don’t have that luxury. Unless some positive changes happen, the following superstars will fall short with their band of teammates.

 

Note: Statistics in this article are accurate as of Jan. 9, 2013 (prior to games played).

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