GrandTheftRondo wrote:Some in here are missing the point. Players have left for decades.
It has become something different than that. Teams with stars are on borrowed time from the moment they draft them. They have to compete against star studded teams that can just stack their teams with stars every year.
It is a recurring cycle.
The game has become the ultimate sport for casuals. Who cares about rivalries, good storylines etc? If you lose in the NBA now you can just run off to a buddy and beat everyone.
It makes for a crap product. Who here other than Warriors fans enjoyed the Warriors winning with ease with KD every year?
Yeah? Clubs should make good signings and championship teams if they expect their players to stay. Why should we go back to when owners had all the power?
7 years is plenty of time, and is a significant chunk of an athletes career. James Harden certainly paid his dues, I don't see a problem with him getting traded.
The NBA was never big on club rivalries.
Storylines? There is plenty of them every year, otherwise no one would have anything to talk about.
The Warriors were an outlier, no team was ever that stacked before the Warriors came into the picture, maybe except for the 83 Sixers.