Again, there is no qualification to how many super stars or stars a team needs before being called a super team. But to act like a team with two of the top 7 best current players in the league is not a super team, especially when one of those players are continually being hyped as the GOAT by his fans, is embarrassing. You don't need to prop LeBron by watering down the rest of his team. The arguments that this is a super team are more than valid. Again, this team has:blackstar wrote:killmongrel wrote:blackstar wrote:Who threw them under the bus? They have good role players, and yes they got better by adding Schroeder, who's also been out. One superstar and a bunch of role players doesn't get you anywhere in this league though. They are a middle of the pack team without AD and Schroeder and that's not throwing anyone under the bus.
There is no official qualification to what constitutes as a super team. But if you can argue that there are 7 players in the league that are considered the best(in no order): KD, Steph, LeBron, AD, Giannis, Harden, and Kawhi, then it's not far fetched to say that a team that has TWO of those players can safely be called a super team. How many teams in the league don't even have ONE super star? Do the Lakers need two super stars AND one elite player to be called a super team? Weren't Laker fans boasting about the team's depth just months ago? But now, outside of LeBron and AD, all of a sudden, it's actually not that great? Hehe.
When healthy, this Lakers team IS a super team. Two super stars. Good role players. A 6th man winner in Harrell. I mean, how, much more do they need to qualify as a super team?
Were the Shaq and Kobe Lakers a super team?
Harden and Chris Paul?
Duncan and Robinson?
Hakeem and Drexler?
Pippen and MJ?
Malone and Stockton?
Payton and Kemp?
Dirk, Nash and Finley?
Nobody called those teams superteams. Nobody talked about superteams until the Heat was formed (although there were superteams before that in the 80s Celtics and Lakers). Now all of a sudden we're expanding the definition to 2 high level stars?
Oh and every championship team needs good role players to win. That has no influence on the definition of a superteam.
LeBron - super star
AD - super star
KCP - good role player
Alex Caruso - good role player
Wes Matthews - starter on one of the best teams in the East last season
Denis Schroeder - sought after pg and good role player
Kuzma - good role player
Morris - good role player
Harrell - 6th man winner
Gasol - starter
And then other players that can contribute like THT.
So how much more does this team need to be called a super team?
20+ teams would kill to have a super star on their team, forget about two, and that kind of depth. We're talking about role players that played well in the playoffs and Finals by the way.