I discussed at length in the article—LeBron James, Dwyane Wade a Super Team: NBA’s Solution to Ratings Woes! —why the NBA needs one or more super teams to get the league back to the status the league held under the Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan eras. Please click here to read the article to understand more about Super Teams .
Some team owners in today’s NBA have worked hard to build their own version of a Super Team—the Celtics version with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen which ran all over Kobe and the Lakers in one of the highest rated NBA Finals of the last decade.
Dominant teams with multiple stars do not only raise TV ratings, but also raise the quality of other teams in the league. It forces teams to draft better or make mega trades to help with matchups against the dominant teams, hereby raising the quality of the game overall.
The Celtics thumping of the Lakers forced Los Angeles to go back to the drawing board and improve their team tremendously, which also helped Kobe win his 4th championship. The Lakers improvements forced other teams in the western conference to also add key personnel to help compete against L.A. here by improving the quality of the league over all.
Age has finally slowed down the Celtics. The Lakers—Ron Artest, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant—and Cavs—LeBron James, Antawn Jamison and Shaquille O’Neal—might be the only thing close to a Super Team left in the NBA. The league is ripe for a new Super Team with young super stars that will dominate long into the next decade.
With so many big names in the 2010 free agent class (LeBron, Dwyane, Amare Stoudemire, Chris Bosh etc.) owners could put together a Super Team, given the right circumstances.
All these guys are going to be getting maximum contracts, and therefore are unlikely to team up together, unless something is done about the current salary restriction the league imposes on teams.
For now we can only fantasize. So in a perfect world with unlimited cap which combination of players do you think together can become the next Super Team?
Here Are The Combination Of Players I Think Together Can Make a Super Team:
The three best young players in the league today that a super team can be built around are: Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
There’s lots of talk about Dwyane Wade and LeBron James teaming up in South Beach next season. While that sounds like a good idea, it will also mean that one of these guys will have to sacrifice his own statistics to make it work.
Every Super Team in history always had a leader and then one or two other great players complimenting him.
Between Dwyane Wade and LeBron, which one of them would be willing to sacrifice stats, possible MVP awards and other individual accolades every year while he takes a back seat to just winning championships? Any one remember the Kobe and Shaq saga in L.A.?
So if you have any ideas of how this can work I’d like to hear it.
In the mean time, I believe LeBron will remain in Cleveland where he’s literally a God and the Cavs will continue to surround him with talent. King James will win multiple championships with the guys I suggest below.
So here are the combinations I believe LeBron needs to lead the NBA’s next Super Team:
LeBron can play pretty much any position on the court so he needs guys that are not necessary specialist in their given position, but guys who are floaters.
Rajon Rondo of the Celtics is a perfect fit for LeBron and a cast of super stars. Rondo knows how to run an offense while being able to get he’s own shots. He reminds me of a younger Scottie Pippen only shorter. A combination of Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer and Josh Smith alternating the three and fou position with Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum at four or five.
This combination of players will be too fast for any other team on offense and solid enough on defense to win championships for the foreseeable future.
Combination 1: LeBron James / Rajon Rondo / Chris Bosh / Josh Smith / Dwight Howard
Combination 2: LeBron James / Carlos Boozer / Andrew Bynum
Here is Dwyane Wade’s Super Team Combination:
Dwyane Wade loves to play point guard but he’s better when he plays off the ball. A strong point guard like Deron Williams of the Jazz will make that back court the most feared in the league and with a combination of Brandon Roy, Amare Stoudemire and Bynum at 5 you are looking at a super team of the decade.
Combination: Dwyane Wade / Deron Williams / Brandon Roy / Amare Stoudemire / Andrew Bynum
Here is Kevin Durant’s Super Team Combination:
Kevin Durant is a brilliant scorer and other parts of his game are still developing. No one knows his potential yet, but he’s already a top five player in his third season. If LeBron does not win a championship soon, Durant will .
Combination 1: Kevin Durant / Chris Paul / Chris Bosh / Joe Johnson / Greg Oden
Combination 2: Kevin Durant / Deron Williams / Andrew Bynum
So what do you think of my combination’s and what do you think will be the perfect combination?
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