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Old 11-26-2011, 02:52 AM   #145 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by LX View Post
So you would say that there has not been a successful team with a player of Bosh's calibre (not an elite superstar) as the best player? If that's the case, then it's just inaccurate.
actually there haven't been many. The classic example of the Pistons is misleading because they had 5 very good players who were all underpaid. You can't build a team like that around Bosh if he eats 1/4th of your cap space to begin with ...

And even so, they were fairly lucky to catch the league at bad stretch. The Lakers were falling apart due to internal struggle, and the new crop of superstars was only starting to make waves. The eastern conference was a joke so they had no real competition to get to the finals, while all the good teams were bunched up in the west.

As soon as wade and lebron got going, it was game over for the Pistons. In today's environment, with so many extraordinary talents, I think it would be impossible to replicate their success, even if you got lucky with a few well-priced contracts.
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