In the league today, with the new rules that took over in 2003, one player can basically carry a team. If that player is a superstar, the sky is the limit for how far a team can go as long as that player stays hot.
I was watching SportsCenter last night, taking in some game highlights from the evening, and I started to think about how many great duos there are in the NBA.
When you have a great duo, there is a possibility of a championship team all the way to a dynasty.
Don't believe me? Just go back 10 years with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.
Still not convinced? How about Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen?
Both were duos on teams that were elite because they had a superstar one-two punch.
We're now back in an era of the NBA where just about every team has at least one great player. Maybe that player isn't a superstar, but the player is still extremely dangerous.
For the next, probably, three to five years, we could actually be close to having two star-potential players on every team.
Right now, many have a great duo but are aging quickly and will have to think about the "R" word pretty soon, hence why it could only last for the next three to five years.
I have made a list compiled of what I think are the best duos in the league today. Enjoy!