San Antonio and Miami are the archetype of two contrasting teams and styles.
One team is the paragon of team basketball with a focus on ball movement and getting everyone involved. everyone on the team touched the ball regardless of their "role" on the team. and everyone on the team has the green light to shoot if they have a good look.
The other team is the paragon of the star-centric basketball that has became the norm in the NBA. No team in the NBA epitomizes this star-centric style of basketball than the Miami Heat. No team in the NBA utilizes this star-centric style of basketball better than the Miami Heat. Their success with this star-centric style of basketball is why they've made the NBA Finals every year for the past 4 years winning 2 of the championships. with this style of basketball, everything on the team starts and ends with the star(s). the star(s) carries all the load and "wills" his team to victories. Another team that plays this brand of basketball with notable success if the Oklahoma City Thunders. the biggest flaw with this style of basketball, a flaw that has been exposed repeatedly in the playoffs, is that if you shut down the star(s), you shut down the team. again, the most notable example of this failure is the Oklahoma City Thunders. with San Antonio's brand of team basketball...there really isn't one or two players you can focus on to shut down the team. every player contributes. the fact that everyone contributes and everyone has a chance with the ball is a big reason why Miami's defense was so helpless vs San Antonio.
my question is...will San Antonio's win usher in a new era where teams shift their focus away from a star-centric style of basketball to a more team-oriented style of basketball? especially considering that this focus on the team, rather than the star, has kept San Antonio competitive for 10+ years and have helped them beat the best star-centric team the NBA has ever seen since the Kobe/Shaq Lakers....or in the opinion of some, the best star-centric team the NBA has ever seen since MJ's Bulls.