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nysportsfan02
10-14-2010, 07:41 PM
Looking at the NFL his year with no clear cut best team, I look at the NBA and wonder how many teams actually have a legit shot of making the Finals. With the obvious title contenders like the Lakers, Heat, Celtics, Magic, maybe Thunder, or even the Bulls, does anyone elese really have a shot?

NYKalltheway
10-14-2010, 07:42 PM
No. Simple as that. Only 3-4 teams have a shot for the title

Hawkeye15
10-14-2010, 07:43 PM
no, but the consensus is that it has minimal disparity. And nothing can touch the NFL. Its the ultimate team sport. 11 men on the field. If one of them makes a mistake, bad things happen. In the NBA, you can cover mistakes much easier on a smaller surface.

Hellcrooner
10-14-2010, 07:49 PM
no, but the consensus is that it has minimal disparity. And nothing can touch the NFL. Its the ultimate team sport. 11 men on the field. If one of them makes a mistake, bad things happen. In the NBA, you can cover mistakes much easier on a smaller surface.

Does nto ncaa have mor parity?

Also soccer in Champions league, i mean in the last 20 years no backs to backs and only 4 teams have more than one and none more than 3 and there are always liek 10 clubs that can win.

Sly Guy
10-14-2010, 07:52 PM
Does nto ncaa have mor parity?

Also soccer in Champions league, i mean in the last 20 years no backs to backs and only 4 teams have more than one and none more than 3 and there are always liek 10 clubs that can win.

good point. But how to solve a parity problem? Hard cap?

tcav701
10-14-2010, 07:55 PM
good point. But how to solve a parity problem? Hard cap?

Bingo...

The MLE and vet min is an absolute joke to keep the Stern endorsed teams on top.

Hellcrooner
10-14-2010, 07:57 PM
good point. But how to solve a parity problem? Hard cap?

Free Market.

Ive noticed that attendance and marketing/merchandiseing sales of nba teams vary a lot if the team is having success.

The more succes the more incomes for the team, a long streak of no succes usualy ends up in a fold or move oto another town.

ALL of the owners are BILLIONAREs and they see this as bussinnes so ALL of them wodl be interested in offering good salarys to attract players, Paleyrs wodul chose to join the team where they get more time and chance at sats.
No mre having a good PG and an almost as good back up pg and no godd starting pf for exmple because paeyrs wodl go wher ethey fit.

The fact that all of the owners are millionares will avoid the big market thing also.

abe_froman
10-14-2010, 07:58 PM
no ,but there's really nothing you can do about it.one individual player doesnt have that big of an impact on the outcome of a game in football.in the nba yeah they can and do.so unless you deem it a requirement that the top 30 players in the league must be dispersed to each franchise,there's no way to change it

Hellcrooner
10-14-2010, 08:02 PM
no ,but there's really nothing you can do about it.one individual player doesnt have that big of an impact on the outcome of a game in football.in the nba yeah they can and do.so unless you deem it a requirement that the top 30 players in the league must be dispersed to each franchise,there's no way to change it

that coud be achieved with one measure

to make sre you can only have one "franchise player contact " because the second highest paid player you can have needs to earn HALF what your franchise playedr does and the third highest player HALF of what your second one does.

the rest of them all a maximum of half what the third dude does.

No more trifectas guaranted.

Wade>You
10-14-2010, 08:19 PM
No. Simple as that. Only 3-4 teams have a shot for the titleExactly. To quote another post, of the last 12 NBA championships, 9 of them went to the Spurs and Lakers.

What the NBA has now is as close to parity as we'll probably have; Lakers, Celtics, Heat all have a chance to win it. There's chances of Bulls, Knicks, and Orlando getting in that mix if they play their cards right.

Not like before.

sep11ie
10-14-2010, 08:25 PM
The only thing about that is it makes it pointless to draft top guys. You are losing either your star or your developed pick that you spent so much time and money on. They need to get rid of the mle, trade exemptions, and sign and trades. Vet min is fine and all, but if u wanna spend all your cap on three players, the most u should be able to offer is a vet min, and only one or two of those per team.

godolphins
10-14-2010, 08:42 PM
No. Simple as that. Only 3-4 teams have a shot for the title

Agreed

jerseybostonian
10-14-2010, 08:42 PM
The NBA makes things fair. It's stadium revenue sharing system is one of the fairest in pro sports. The problem is that the GM's are the least competent in pro sports.

I know nothing about the NHL, but in the MLB, the GM's typically have business backgrounds. In the NFL, players are mostly decided on by coaches who have a background in recruitment.

The NBA needs more guys with business backgrounds. Hopefully we can see more GM's like Daryl Morey. There just aren't enough smart talent evaluators in the NBA because teams look for the wrong people.

Hellcrooner
10-14-2010, 08:43 PM
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

ldawg
10-14-2010, 10:32 PM
Not a fan of wade and Lebron playing together its bad for the NBA. It was best if Lebron went to Knicks or Bulls. After Lakers and Boston fall off who will compete with Miami? Will you be impress if they win 3 or 4 rings playing no one? This is why MJ is the man its the way he did it going through top rate teams. On paper bulls were not even the most talented team. Mj was just so special. Today all the talent jump on one team and no one care for the team with less talent.

daleja424
10-14-2010, 10:34 PM
the playing field is more level in the nba than in other sports... but one guy can make such a larger impact that the league is usually run by the biggest stars and where they are. You can change whatever you want in the system, and that is not going to change. The NBA is a star's league...

jerseybostonian
10-14-2010, 11:05 PM
Not a fan of wade and Lebron playing together its bad for the NBA. It was best if Lebron went to Knicks or Bulls. After Lakers and Boston fall off who will compete with Miami? Will you be impress if they win 3 or 4 rings playing no one? This is why MJ is the man its the way he did it going through top rate teams. On paper bulls were not even the most talented team. Mj was just so special. Today all the talent jump on one team and no one care for the team with less talent.

There were a lot more elite teams before the NBA went insane with expansion in the 90's, so that argument doesn't really work with Jordan.