kbitboc wrote:Lebron's ring last year was not on a super team.
A super team is any team that is formed overnight via forced and collusive trades. Lebron obviously colluded with a top 5 level player in the league, while he was on contract and forced his way into the Lakers. I would classify this as a super team.
Basically a team that is gently developed over time, with good scouting, development, coaching, system, playoff battles, etc. is what you consider a well deserving winner. So yes I agree with the general sentiment that Giannis's rings > Lebron and KD's rings. Particularly KD. The non-super team championship winners of recent years are the bucks obviously, the raptors, and the pre-durant warriors, mavericks.
Even the Spurs (Duncan/Pop), Lakers (Kobe/Gasol and Kobe/Shaq) and Bulls dynasties were all formed pretty organically. Acquired players through the draft and developed them, a trade or two to get them over the top. So i consider those pretty legit championships.
Lebron and Durant have been the primary offenders and deserve only asterisk-championships IMO. I love Lebron's game and root for him on most matchups, but the collusive super-teamy nature of his teams does diminish the quality of his championships, and dont even get me started on Durant.
While Lebron and Durant are the primary offenders that have reaped rewards in the form of championships, the list of unsuccessful offenders is quite long: Harden, Kyrie, AD, the Warriors getting durant, paul george, kawhi(for leaving a system and forcing a trade out while on contract), and several other players. I hope Booker, Doncic, Young, Jokic and the current era of stars learn from Giannis' example and stay for the long haul. create true rivalries like the old days.