Found June 15, 2013 on Five Tool Tool:
Teammates? I meant to comment on this in the last series, but I forgot the point; a sign that was seen in the Pacers' crowd, "Built, Not Bought." The conceit being that Indiana was in some way superior, perhaps on a moral or ethical level, because the franchise constructed the team in a traditional fashion, rather than the star political work that united Chris Bosh and LeBron James with Dwyane Wade. Now, let's leave aside the absurdity of the statement -- that how a team's roster is constructed, in a team with a pretty strong salary cap, is more or less ethical than any other -- and just go with the meat of the complaint. To wit, that the way that star players are more or less building their own franchises, in a conspiratorial fashion, is a new and unwelcome method of building a team, since it basically favors the rich getting richer, and attractive NBA cities (those would be the ones with better weather and state income tax situations) are going to always cru...
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