Over the last decade, the trend around the NBA has pushed toward a few superstars aligning one team to compete for an NBA title. That has become an ordinary happening in the league with those star-studded teams being among the top squads. With that in mind, there could another super team forming right under the league’s nose.
NBA’s trend toward Super Teams
Since then, the discussion transitioned over to the Miami Heat deciding to head that route a couple of years later with their trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. The move toward that picked up much negative chatter around the formation of those types of superstar-lead teams.
It saw the Cleveland Cavaliers put together their trio with James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving. That was combated by the Golden State Warriors adding to their three All-Stars of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green by signing Kevin Durant. There has mostly been a negative connotation around teams heading that route as it has become the more accepting trend to see superstars team together.
That may once again be the case soon with one move the NBA has done to bring that forth.
Orlando Bubble may lead to future Super Team
Over the last decade, the consistent trend around the NBA has seen teams look to pair together All-Stars to compete with the top teams in the league.
That has seen players the current generation of players garner strong relationships away from the game. With that in mind, one NBA coach believes that the close proximity that the Orlando Bubble has will foster the creation of another super team, according to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports.
The coach believes history will repeat itself, merely due to the proximity of players sharing the same space and being in the same hotels for an extended period of time. It could take years to bear fruit, as in the case of the Miami Heat Big Three, but this could be the root of the future.
“I walk into my hotel, I see [All-Star player] in the lobby,” he said. “We’re on the elevator, I get off on one floor, he’s on another. If I knew him like that and wanted to meet up with him, I could. We could golf, we could fish. There’s so much to do in the downtime, the league can’t police that stuff.”
The constant dialogue and building of strong bonds between players beyond teammates can only thrive in this created environment. There is a chance for them to learn and develop lasting friendships away from basketball lend to future opportunities. These relationships are inevitable because of the enclosed location where all 22 teams reside.
Who will be the next?
There is no knowing what team will garner the next star-studded roster as there are many possible scenarios afoot.
The biggest question currently lies with Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long-term future with the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo could choose to re-sign with the Bucks this upcoming offseason under a super-max deal or explore the free-agent market.
Teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors are believed to be interested in bringing him aboard. Bradley Beal’s name has been floated around teams such as the Lakers and Miami Heat that could link up with other superstar players.
There are many possibilities out there for the next super team. That isn’t to say that the Orlando Bubble will be responsible for creating that next squad, but it may very well be a contributing factor.