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With Steve Nash moving to the Lakers, and a deal that will ship Dwight Howard to Brooklyn seemingly imminent, the era of the “Big 3” in the NBA is officially here.
With superstar trios now in Miami, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn, it appears teams in the league now have to “adapt or die” in order to have hopes of winning a championship.
The original “Big 3″ in Boston started the league’s current trend of superstars joining forces in the quest of a title.
Is the Big 3 era as bad as it’s made out to be?
This has many NBA fans and small market executives in an uproar, arguing that this is a league that should be centered around competitive balance, as the new CBA was supposed to ensure.
It still could in time, as the strict luxury tax doesn’t really kick in for another year or two, but contenders gathering “Big 3s” is certainly the dominant concept in the league at least for the short-term.
Why is it good if the same teams are there at the end all the time? How is it fair? It’s
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