Adam Silver: Super Teams Are Not “Ideal” For The NBA


During a news conference after the league’s annual board of governors meeting, commissioner Adam Silver had some comments about Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors.  “Just to be absolutely clear, I do not think that’s ideal from the league standpoint,” referring to Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors this off-season.  Many people, included Charles Barkley were upset about the decision because of the star power of this team.  Durant who is considered a top 3 player in the NBA, along with Stephen Curry, would make this team the favorite to win it all.

Commissioner Silver would go on to make comments about the collective bargaining agreement, and the changes that will be made, so that there’s an even distribution of star players around the league.  “For me, part of it is designing a collective bargaining agreement that encourages the distribution of great players throughout the league. On the other hand, I absolutely respect a player’s right to become a free agent and, in this case, for Kevin Durant to make a decision that he feels is best for him. I have no idea what’s in his mind or heart in terms of how he went about making that decision.  In a way, the good news is that we are in a collective bargaining cycle, so it gives everybody an opportunity — owners and the union — to sit down behind closed doors and take a fresh look at the system and see if there is a better way that we can do it. My belief is we can make it better” reported by ESPN Staff Writer Tim Macmahon.

Majority of the fans (Outside of Warriors Fans) hate the idea of KD going to the Warriors.   They say it’s bad for the NBA, which might be true.  But if you think about the long term status of these young teams, like the Timberwolves, Celtics, and the Bucks, it could pay off.  When these young teams have no superstars, and are getting beat up on throughout the season, it forces them to get better.  Yes it sucks to be a fan at the moment, but if you look at teams like the Timberwolves who are looking to become the next big thing in the NBA, there is always hope.

It will be interesting to see how the NBA will improve the bargaining agreement in the future.  Don’t be surprised if there’s more super teams in the mean time, especially with the salary cap increasing.


About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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