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Old 05-18-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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With the Pacers and Spurs dominating these playoffs, and Dallas winning last year, is the league trending towards team dominated ball?

For those of us who root for perennial doormats (Brooklyn Nets), it's becoming evident that you can win in the league without needing to have two superstars.

The Detroit Pistons of a decade ago started this trend and I think it's carrying on.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What's a superstar?

What teams before Detroit had two superstars?
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Funny you mention this topic, just read this article on Yahoo.

As Heat, other super teams show cracks, Spurs still rolling in playoffs - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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2001-Lakers
2002-Lakers
2003-Spurs
2004-Pistons
2005-Spurs
2006-Heat
2007-Spurs
2008-Celtics
2009-Lakers
2010-Lakers
2011-Mavericks

The Mavericks had Dirk, the Lakers Kobe, Spurs Duncan. Celtics Pierce and Garnett. Almost all of the those teams besides the Pistons were star dominated. Heat had Wade and Shaq.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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What teams before Detroit had two superstars?
The 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks come immediately to mind.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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The 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks come immediately to mind.

Shoot, let's take three of the top 25 players in NBA history on one team: Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and Jerry West....and they lost the 1969 NBA finals.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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I don't get this thread. Are we saying that Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker aren't superstars? They're as good a trio as you can possibly get. I would put Parker, Duncan, and Ginobili against LeBron, Wade, and Bosh and be completely satisfied with their level of play. If they played in a bigger market, they'd get much more fame. I also think Durant and Westbrook are two superstars, or they would be if they played in Chicago instead of OKC. Just because ESPN doesn't fawn over them doesn't mean that they're not superstars.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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I don't get this thread. Are we saying that Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker aren't superstars? They're as good a trio as you can possibly get. I would put Parker, Duncan, and Ginobili against LeBron, Wade, and Bosh and be completely satisfied with their level of play. If they played in a bigger market, they'd get much more fame. I also think Durant and Westbrook are two superstars, or they would be if they played in Chicago instead of OKC. Just because ESPN doesn't fawn over them doesn't mean that they're not superstars.
Duncan and Ginobolli are both in the twighlight of their career. They aren't what they once were. The rest of the team is picking up the slack. I get the OP's point.
I don't know that I consider Parker a superstar.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Not sure I would say the Pacers are dominating the playoffs. The Spurs obviously are, but IMO OKC has been just as dominant. The difference in competition between the teams the Spurs have faced thus far and OKC has faced thus far is night and day. I know record wise the Clips and Lakers are almost dead even but I think the Lakers and even the defending champion Mavericks are on another level higher than the rest of the lower seeded teams. I might just be a homer but something tells me the Lakers would be "rolling" if their first two match-ups were against the Jazz and Clippers. The Spurs are rolling indeed, but they are going to get tested big time in the WCF against the Thunder.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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I don't know that I consider Parker a superstar.

what is ur definition of a superstar? I mean what is the criteria...

Is it based on fame or credentials on the court?
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