As we have seen in recent years, not all superteams are created equally by Reid Forgrave & James Herbert 3m ago • 23 min read “In this fall, I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”On the evening of July 8, 2010, 25-year-old LeBron James spoke those words to Jim Gray in “The Decision” and ushered in what we think of as the era of the superteam. He would join his friends Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. Their superteam would make the next four NBA Finals and win two titles before LeBron decided to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers where he, um, constructed another superteam, this one with perennial All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. But LeBron’s ambitions were quickly surpassed by the Golden State Warriors, a team that was originally built organically, built the “right way” — by acquiring franchise cornerstones Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green through the draft. Then, ya know, two years later, Kevin Durant turned heel and joined the Warriors, making them the superteam to beat all superteams. And ever since the Warriors’ first title, the rest of the NBA has been playing catch-up. LeBron… Read full this story
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