View Full Version : Has a New Precedent Been Set in the NBA?

07-09-2010, 01:04 PM
Serious question guys.

With these three teaming up in Miami, do you see future stars trying to join with each other through free agency?

07-09-2010, 01:04 PM
The only future I see is NBA teams being defunct I guess.

Sly Guy
07-09-2010, 01:05 PM
I think it's possible, but I see fallout from this situation if not by league offices, but by the fans of the league themselves.

07-09-2010, 01:10 PM
As a Heat fan, I am worried now that superstars will talk among themselves and try and form superstar teams.

07-09-2010, 01:10 PM
I see a lockout

Master Mind
07-09-2010, 01:12 PM
Melo/Amare/Parker or Paul is the next trio

07-09-2010, 01:14 PM
I see a Lock out as well. this will be a 40 game season. not enough time for the Heat to put it all together.

Lakers Celtics 2011 finals.

07-09-2010, 01:18 PM
i think it does. alanh hahn of newsday said that it is unfortunate that these three have brought an AAU mentality to the NBA. i have to agree. we will see more similar teams form in the coming years. these three broke the system and it loses all integrity. a lot will change in the next CBA and there will be a lockout.

07-09-2010, 01:19 PM
there's a vacuum to be filled to compete with these guys. guaranteed other superstars would join chicago, ny, la in attempt to take them down.

07-09-2010, 01:21 PM
next season lakers vs celtics one mo time...

then lockout

then 2012....

all lebron gets is a nice tan and to party til the end of days

07-09-2010, 01:21 PM
This isnt anything new. Shaq signed with the Lakers when they already had two all-stars (Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel), and all-stars like Karl Malone, Gary Payton, Mitch Richmond, and T-Mac/Grant Hill, have also done it. So it will happen again I'm sure, this season was just a little different because of the size of the free-agency talent pool.

07-09-2010, 01:21 PM
I think because this just happened the lockout is gonna be even more of a problem and theres gonna be even more rules to ensure something like this doesnt keep happening. Its bad for basketball. I was hoping he would go to the knicks or bulls, cuz all the vintage old teams would be back in place

07-09-2010, 01:24 PM
they said too much of something is bad for u. If this doesnt work out for those 3, their friendship will be ruined. They might even turn into kobe n shaq.

Not every1 can be like Boston's big 3. They're mature and experienced and all 3 wants to win title badly. With kg's leadership, they made the right adjustment and finally got wat they wanted. I just dont see the same leadership in miami. I mean like they're friend n all but do u think wade can lead them? Dont think so.. Lebron aint no leader. We already saw wat happened in Cleveland and we all know this is Wade's team.

07-09-2010, 01:32 PM
Let me say this...I didn't really care where he went but I would have preferred him trying to do something in Cleveland..that said, this whole amateur dog and pony show he did made a few owners stand up and take notice. The owners are the people paying for the talent, arena, etc....they have ego's much larger than the palyers and aren't going to be led around by a bunch of 20 somethings...I'm suprised there hasn't been a tampering charge against the Heat yet, with D-Wade's half baked "team visits".

I hope these guys enjoyed this because when the Lockout hits...and it will, the owners, will get together with David Stern (who works for the owners) and make sure that this doesn't happen again. Owners don't mind competing for players, but when the players get together and decide that they are only going to play in one place, together, etc AND make the owners come grovelling for their services....don't see it happening anymore

07-09-2010, 01:36 PM
stop crying...we've seen teams try to form "super teams" before.

07-09-2010, 01:37 PM
A-Rod and Jeter were BFFs. Then they became teamates and now they hate each other. Too much time together can kill friendships. Or, like the Big 3 in BOS, they could love each other. Remains to be seen...

07-09-2010, 01:40 PM
the new cba wont allow it

07-09-2010, 01:47 PM
Bron and Pat Riley have revived the 80s. Hopefully we can drop the # of teams in the league back to 23

07-09-2010, 01:47 PM
this would be the end of NBA. It would be a joke. No competition.

07-09-2010, 01:48 PM
I'll just sit back and wait until 2015 when DeMarcus and John Wall decide to join E.T here in Philly

07-09-2010, 01:53 PM
This is the way the NBA is anymore, clear cap space get rid of the bad contracts on your team and try to get as many superstars as you can. The old philosophy of building through the draft and getting role players to surround 1 star is out the window. It's pretty sad and I hope the new CBA addresses that.

07-09-2010, 01:54 PM
All the downtrodden have nots and the cold weather teams need to band together and change the rules so crap like this cant hapen anymore . Or just move all the teams to florida and california .

07-09-2010, 01:56 PM
Yes. This is uncharted territory. Not for great players to come together to sacrifice money for winning but for them to do it while they're still in their prime and have plenty of quality years ahead of them.

07-09-2010, 02:34 PM
If the Lebron/Wade/Bosh trio is successful and wins the championship, do you see other stars colluding to make "super teams?"