Chris Broussard has blamed LeBron James for starting the trend of superteams in the NBA. The controversial analyst has been known for not being a big LeBron fan. This time, he's pointing the King as responsible for all the superteams we had in the 2010s and 2020s.
The superteam culture has been a recurrent topic in the NBA since LeBron James joined the Miami Heat in 2010. Of course, this doesn't mean there were no Big 3 or Big 4 before LBJ teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in South Beach, but something definitely changed after he made that move.
During a recent edition of FS1's Undisputed, Broussard made the case against LeBron. He claimed that James moving to Miami had some sort of a domino effect that ended up with the Brooklyn Nets creating a superteam this season.
"I don't believe the thought of going to Golden State even crosses KD's mind, If LeBron had not gone to Miami. AD wouldn't have gone to the Lakers, the Big 3 wouldn't be in Brooklyn."
NBA fans debate about this, claiming that superteams existed before LeBron joined the Heat. Others say that most of those superteams were drafted or assembled via trade, not in free agency as the King did in 2010.
This is an interesting debate that won't get settled. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, and Broussard expressed his. Perhaps LeBron 'normalized' superteams, starting this trend. Even Kobe Bryant and the Lakers created one with Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, although nothing went well for that squad.
These squads have always existed, and even without Bron around, we would have had stars joining others to have a better chance at the NBA championship.