The hot keyword in hoops these days is “superteam.”
It seems to be all anyone has talked about since the NBA Finals began.
Who’s considered a superteam, who isn’t? Who thinks they are one, and who is adamant they aren’t.
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The media has been dissecting them, too.
“Was the 2010-2014 Miami Heat the first?”
“No, you’re forgetting the Showtime Lakers!”
“Then the Pistons’ Bad Boys were a superteam, too.”
“Mid-90’s Bulls. Definitely a superteam.”
“Nah, that was all Michael Jordan.”
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See, any of those teams could be considered a “superteam” by today’s standard. There just wasn’t a term for it.
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Now, it makes sense for the media to pick up the narrative and run with it. That’s what happens when a league with 30 teams is dwindled down to two in the Finals; all sorts of meaningless talking points get brought up.
But then the media starts asking the players on those two Finals teams about it and they get a little defensive.