Super teams are a relatively new concept in the NBA. The term first floated around when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh teamed up for the Miami Heat, creating a carefully constructed three-headed monster.
After Kevin Durant chose to sign with the already-dominant Golden State Warriors, the term became a part of daily vernacular for many NBA fans. And with James and Wade again linking up, alongside Isaiah Thomas and Kevin Love, while Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony get together for the Oklahoma City Thunder, rest assured that you’ll be hearing the term a lot this season.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers - the man responsible for assembling the bulk of Golden State’s squad - was recently asked about super teams. Speaking to NBA TV, Myers made some fascinating points about the roots of these talented teams:
While a certain element of luck is always involved in the creation of any championship team, Myers’ points seem right on the nose. It will be compelling to see which moves from the last few years result in powerhouses down the road.