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Old 01-13-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Basketball is a team game; team play is more intrinsic to basketball than any other sport I know. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson both played with only one team from the beginning to end of their careers.

Trades have always been a part of the game, but now it is the game. The rent-a-player model that we have now is destroying a once-great league, IMO.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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The Spurs have better continuity than both of those teams.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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The Spurs have better continuity than both of those teams.
The San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Philadelphia 76ers seem to be the only NBA franchises where all-star players are not usually viewed as being bigger or more important than the the team itself.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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The San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Philadelphia 76ers seem to be the only NBA franchises where all-star players are not usually viewed as being bigger or more important than the the team itself.
The Knicks and Sixers? Seriously? I guess I agree with you on the Spurs. I might give you the Blazers, then again Clyde Drexler did finish his career in Houston.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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The Knicks and Sixers? Seriously? I guess I agree with you on the Spurs. I might give you the Blazers, then again Clyde Drexler did finish his career in Houston.
Yeah, seriously. I don't know why your so surprised by it.

Are you familiar with the fan-bases of both those teams? Those fan-bases of those franchises are historically known for being fans of the team first and foremost before being a fan of an individual player. If you asked fans of of teams who their favorite players are, most will usually say "whoever is playing on their team."
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Philadelphia 76ers seem to be the only NBA franchises where all-star players are not usually viewed as being bigger or more important than the the team itself.
New York Knicks?

You mean the team that traded half the team for Carmelo Anthony, and then later brought in Kenyon Martin and JR Smith because they were Carmelo Anthony's boys from Denver, fired their head coach because Carmelo didn't like him, let Jeremy Lin leave because Carmelo didn't like him, and brought in JR Smith's little brother with a guaranteed contract even though he wasn't a NBA-quality player?

Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks. He's above the team.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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New York Knicks?

You mean the team that traded half the team for Carmelo Anthony, and then later brought in Kenyon Martin and JR Smith because they were Carmelo Anthony's boys from Denver, fired their head coach because Carmelo didn't like him, let Jeremy Lin leave because Carmelo didn't like him, and brought in JR Smith's little brother with a guaranteed contract even though he wasn't a NBA-quality player?

Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks. He's above the team.
I'm speaking more from a fan-base perspective rather than a management perspective. Unless your a Brooklyn Nets fan, you shouldn't be throwing your team "under the bus" like that. By the way, I still hate both the Knicks and the Nets. Go 76ers!!
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I'm speaking more from a fan-base perspective rather than a management perspective. Unless your a Brooklyn Nets fan, you shouldn't be throwing your team "under the bus" like that. By the way, I still hate both the Knicks and the Nets. Go 76ers!!
1. I'm a Nets fan. Always have been. Well, as a kid I liked the Warriors because Chris Mullin went to high school with my uncle, but still... once JKidd came to the Meadowlands, my allegiance was decided.
2. I hope you're still a Sixer fan when they move to Newark.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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1. I'm a Nets fan. Always have been. Well, as a kid I liked the Warriors because Chris Mullin went to high school with my uncle, but still... once JKidd came to the Meadowlands, my allegiance was decided.
2. I hope you're still a Sixer fan when they move to Newark.
You almost had me there for a second but then reality set in at the very thought of the 76ers relocating out of Philly.


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Old 01-13-2014, 11:51 PM
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