The idea of “superteams” have longed been scoffed by the NBA community. LeBron James knows a thing or two about that.
When he teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami back in 2010, folks were less than impressed that he had decided to form a team so stacked with talent. Interestingly enough, almost 10 years later, the narrative around superteams has changed.
With his latest team, the Lakers, nobody batted an eye when he was paired up with 6x All-Star Anthony Davis. The feeling has changed, and LeBron recently pointed this out in a chat with the media:
LeBron discusses the difference between creating the Heat’s Big 3 & AD joining the Lakers. 💯
— The LeBron Factory (@LeBronFactory) October 21, 2019
We’re seeing superteams practically everywhere nowadays. The Warriors dominated for years with Steph, Klay, and Durant. Following Bron’s move back to Cleveland, he assembled another Big 3 with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.
Today, the “trio” has turned into the “duo,” but the idea of superteams still stands. In the case of the Clippers and Lakers, they have two players on their roster amongst the Top-1o players in the game. 10 years ago, that would have been a much bigger deal.
It really makes you think what the trend will be in another couple of years from now…