It all started in the summer of 2007, when Commissioner David Stern announced during the NBA Draft that Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were traded to the Boston Celtics for a bunch of players, the NBA world turned upside down.
This was the first of the super teams. (Although, in the summer of 2003, the Los Angeles Lakers had four future Hall of Famers at once, but that didn’t work.)
The ripple started with the Boston Celtics, and a few months later the Los Angeles Lakers followed suit. During the midst of the 2007-2008 season, Andrew Bynum went down with a knee injury and left the Lakers for dead. Finally, after the All-Star Break, the Lakers received a gift in the form of Pau Gasol.