Watered down or not, you aren't winning with those guys that I listed.
Take any star in the league and swap them out for LeBron and you get similar results.
JJJ Hickson lolol.
Detroit was a team w/o a superstar in 2004
Houston only had 1 star in 1994
who were the other GREAT players in dallas besides Dirk? they had good players but no great ones.
Lakers 2009 & 2010 had average talent around Kobe
how about just getting to the Finals? Howard had nothing in 2009 when they whipped lebron after lebron thought the series was over w/ the last second shot early in the series.
..when it comes to perceived injustices and sports inequities, personally I'd be more incensed over NFL teams with nothing to lose playing meaningless games and laying down to gift undeserving mediocre ones a playoff passport. Oh and also cash rich, biggest major market baseball teams who try to buy championships by inducing top tier, high impact players like Roger Clemens, Giambi, ARod and CC with their opened checkbooks
But that's just me
Brooklyn Nets: Just say "No" to me-first, unfaithful drama queen divas in Orlando who need to stay with their own teams!!!
"I worry about wins; I don't worry about meaningless fantasy #s"
(fine for RT17 but not when it comes to someone's HC and beloved QB)
I know of no bigger excuse maker than you
By the way, the Yankee dynasty of the late 90s-early 00s was mostly homegrown and w/ trades, they had very few high prices FAs on thos teams(Key in '96, Wells in '98). If you didn't just make excuses you'd understand the facts.
and AGAIN, I don't blame the Heat organization for anything. They made the right move, it's about the best player in the game being scared to win on his own.
Bringing up the Pistons is laughable. Dominant defensively and chock full of good players. They had Sheed, Billups, Wallace, Prince and Hamilton in their primes and Larry Brown for HC. Thats a damn good team.
Houston is before my time. I dont care what the Rockets did in '94. I do know they needed Jordan to peace out.
With Dallas, again, you seem lost on the difference between good supporting players and absolute ****. Jason Terry can score. He hit Lord knows how many big shots on their run. Barrea came up big. Jason Kidd hit big shots and could still ball. Tyson Chandler was a defensive beast. Any of those are better than anything Lebron had a Cleveland. Thats not even debatable.
The Lakers...holy **** at you having the sense of humor to include those. They had Pau Gasol who was one of the best big men in the league. They had Bynum. They had Lamar Odom. Ron Artest/Trevor Ariza. Derek Fisher was pretty decent. Any of those players save for Fisher was better than anything Lebron had to work with in Cleveland. ****, they even had a star in Pau Gasol.
As for your point about getting to the Finals...yea Howard got there. So did Lebron. They both got ass raped. Lebron ran into a team with lots of good players (Spurs). Got swept. Howard ran into the Lakers who had two stars and a ton of good role players. They won one game. You cant win by yourself. Its not gonna happen in today's NBA. Just aint. Imagine Lebron staying in Cleveland with that load of ****. Assume he make the Finals and has to player the Thunder who are loaded with talent. Try guess the outcome there. Its not hard junc. Just apply common sense.
Pao Gasol is a GOOD player, nothing more. I'm not sure bynum even qualifies as good.
he should have been able to beat Howard and the magic in that series, should have been able to beat an old, beat up Boston team the next season. He didn't show up and they lost- the same thingt hat happened in the '11 Finals against Dallas. In '12 he showed up and was great which is why they won. It could have been why other teams he was on won too if he stepped up like that previously.