Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/5/14
The game of basketball is a lot easier if you have a player like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, or Kobe Bryant. But having a superstar on your team doesn’t always guarantee you success. Every team that is a favorite to make it to the NBA Finals has a playmaker or two, who they wouldn’t trade for anyone in the world. When you look at the teams that have a legitimate shot to win an NBA championship, you have the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, and Boston Celtics. The Chicago Bulls had a legitimate shot before Derrick Rose tore his ACL. And you might think I am crazy because I think the Celtics have a legitimate shot to win a title but they have the experience and play great defense. Look at all these teams though and tell me what they have in common. I can tell you that each team has a future HOF. And I can also tell you that each team has a playmaker. The Heat is lucky to have two playmakers in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. James is the ultimate pla...
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