Super teams consisting of players who are part of the hall of fame played a significant role in the history of the National Basketball Association and its associated glory.
The first significant step towards the formation of super teams was the joining of LeBron James with Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade during the season of 2009-2010 at Miami Heart.
The newly formed team with the star players was named “The Big 3”.
The Big 3 team was a huge success and was able to reach the finals for all the four years they played together as a team. Not only this, but the team of star players also managed to bag the winner trophy back-to-back for the 2012 and 2013 season finals.
The success of the Big 3 team facilitated the formation of future super teams with the sole aim of gaining the championship trophy.
Despite the success of the former super team the collaboration and many excited fans who were happy to see their favourite star players playing together in a collaborative manner promising a treat to the eyes, but the collaboration faced many criticisms from fans as well.
Many people were of the view that the collaboration of many star players in a team reduced the competitive spirit in the championship among star players.
The recent speculation regarding the joining together of Houston Rockets guard James Harden into the Brooklyn Nets which would result in a wonderful collaboration with the Brooklyn Net star player Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving forming a new super team.
It has again started the debate concerning whether super teams are good for the championships or not.
In the current scenario, let us explore the history of important super teams in the championship and how it affected the equation of players in the championship.
The first-ever modern NBA super team: Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics were in action from 2007 to 2012. Initially, the Boston Celtics were a failure and finished last in the championship season of the Eastern Conference despite having star player Paul Pierce in their team.
Despite being a five-time all-star, Paul Pierce solely could not bring success to the Boston team.
This is when the general manager of the Boston team Danny Ainge played a key role in making the team reach the victory stand and success through his masterstroke of acquiring two-star players Ray Allen from the Seattle Supersonics team and 2004 MVP Kevin Garnett from Minnesota Timberwolves.
The decision of the team manager Danny Ainge to form the super team was indeed a successful one which enabled the Boston Celtic team to dramatically recover from the last position of the earlier season and successfully winning the championship trophy.
Defying the Los Angeles Lakers. But the joining of Allen in the Miami Heat team in the year 2012 marked the end of this highly successful trio.
The most famous super-team: Miami Heat:
Although one of the most famous and successful teams in the championship history the Miami Heat team was not devoid of any criticisms.
One of the star player of the team LeBron James was severely criticized for leaving his hometown team Cleveland Cavaliers and the criticisms was extremely huge to the extent that the fans celebrated the Miami Heat’s defeat against Dallas Mavericks during the 2011 National Basketball Association Finals.
Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh together formed the famous star trio of the Miami Het team and together with their collaborative effort made it successful for the Miami Heat team to defy all the negative criticisms and win the titles of the 2012 and 2013 season finals.
The team lasted for a total of four years until LeBron James finally decided to go back to his homeland team Cleveland Cavaliers.
Re-emergence of Cleveland Cavaliers with the joining of James back in his hometown team:
LeBron James already won the best player title during the last two seasons while playing for the Miami Heat.
The entry of the player in the team during the year 2014 gave rise to a new sense of hope for the team to achieve victory.
Apart from James two other star players Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kyrie Irving who was the 2012 Rookie of the Year were also included in the team that led to the winning of the golden trio to win the championship title that year beating Golden State.
The team finally broke up in the year 2017 with Irving leaving the team along with LeBron James.
The latest super team: Golden State Warriors:
The Golden State Warrior team was led by the famous trio of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Steph Curry who made the team win the 2015 season championship title through their combined efforts.
They also defeated the famous team Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 season finale.
After that joined Kevin Durant in the team which made the team one of the strongest contenders with the combination of the four-star players.
This combination made the team win the title in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. This famous team finally ended in 2019 with Durant leaving and joining Brooklyn Nets.
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