Where NBA stars have ended up
With the NBA season being right around the corner everyone is getting excited to see their favorite players and favorite teams back in action. Now with the start of the 2021 – 2022 season, we see a lot of different players moving to different places in teams making moves to better the chances of winning a championship, thus during this off-season, we have seen a lot of stars move from place to place, with the biggest move being, Russell Westbrook, a former OKC thunder to the Los Angeles Lakers to play alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, creating a big three in LA.
Along with this big three comes another big three in Brooklyn with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden, with these two teams alone we see three superstars connected to one team. There are also a lot of notable mentions for other teams as well, such as Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan joining forces with Zach Lavine on the Chicago Bulls. Now while this may not be a big three it is still a formidable trio. We also have Kyle Lowry joining Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler in the Miami Heat to also form a formidable trio that we’ll likely see in the playoffs.
The biggest powerhouses
As we enter the season the Lakers and the Nets are the fan favorite and the statistical favorites to make the NBA finals and that has great reason to be due to the trades they have made this off-season. The Nets acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge, Patty Mills, and Paul Millsap, along with many other role players to fill out their roster has made them a Target spot for other all-stars to come to join the race to a championship.
The Lakers have also done this same process by adding Carmelo Anthony, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza, Kendrick Nunn, and DeAndre Jordan, as well as other real players to fill out their roster have made them a big powerhouse in the west and a formidable team to beat in a seven-game series. Just looking at these names from these two teams alone we see many All-Stars and many superstars culminating on one team that for the most part has most of the league All-Stars and superstars that are filled with veterans and up and coming young players.
Balance and competitiveness
With these players being on the teams that they are, we can see the league is focused around two teams at best however with the additions that other teams have made while we may not see a balance of power we do see the competitive drive for teams to show that they are formidable when it comes to winning games and having a basketball heart.
While teams may not have bona fide superstars on their team like the Nets or LA, we do see All-Stars of the league distributed across multiple teams, as well as many young athletes and teams that want to make a name for themselves.
And with these teams, the competitive drive to show the veteran teams that they are on the rise will be more than enough to make each game even more enjoyable to watch. Moreover, once we get to the playoffs, we will see these veteran teams come together to be really sure why they acquire the pieces that they did and how badly they want to win a championship.