NBA Teams Who Have Been Searching for a True Star

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NBA Teams Who Have Been Searching for a True Star
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I know, I know. Star power isn't everything in the NBA.

The Nuggets, Pacers and Grizzlies have, in the eyes of many, proven that a team can dominate without dominant players. These teams that win without superstars are praised for it, almost as if the franchises' lack of star power is by choice.

The fact is that any general manager who truly believes in not having a superstar should immediately be fired.

Besides the freakish 2004 Detroit Pistons—who had near-superstars everywhere—every NBA Champion over the past 30 years has been lead by at least one surefire Hall of Fame talent, oftentimes two or three.

That isn't to say every team needs to be on the hunt for this star at all times.

For franchises like Indiana, Memphis and Denver, their current relevancy is something to be proud of, and all have compiled such deep, strong-identitied rosters with so much youth and talent that they are one young player's blossoming away from becoming true championship threats.

Of course, most starless teams are currently struggling, but many of them have young players with the potential to one day lead a better-built team to a title.

That being said, there are several teams out there that stardom has simply eluded for far too long.

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