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2020-10-24 11:57:56 AM  
Shut up Michael. Your last championship is old enough to be a college graduate. The current generation of players care as much about your opinion as you did about your elders back in the day. So, not so much. Current players are doing what you would have if you could have and you damn well know it. Times change.
 
2020-10-24 12:14:52 PM  
Jordan is not wrong, but this is a case where plenty of well respected basketball people have made this case for him . He should take the high road and let his six rings with the same team do the talking.
 
2020-10-24 12:16:39 PM  
The Bulls were built from the ground up. The Heat and the Lakers were cobbled together through back-room deals. Especially the Heat of the early 2010s.

/but people are hung up on all this GOAT talk around LeBron
//he's not the GOAT, but the greatest in his time
///and really there is no GOAT because of how difficult it is to compare across eras
////slashies thinks you should pick a greatest of the decade, and LeBron is the greatest of the 2010s as Jordan was the greatest of the '90s.
 
2020-10-24 12:39:23 PM  
Free agency means players have their choice of teams.  Some of them decide to play together in an attempt to win a championship.  Don't want your star leaving in his prime?  Build a winner around him.
 
2020-10-24 12:39:44 PM  
michael jordan is a garbage human.
 
2020-10-24 12:55:36 PM  
I refuse to take any talk of 'superteams' ruining the game seriously in a league where 1 team went 11-1 for championships in a 12 year period, including 8 straight years, and no-one says that was bad for the game.
 
2020-10-24 12:58:51 PM  
Would not a rigid salary cap (re: no luxury tax) go a long way to avoid superteams? Seems to work for the NFL as Green Bay can compete with the huge market teams.

Does the NBA want to avoid superteams? Seems the NBA likes it when the Lakers win but I have no real data to back that up.
 
2020-10-24 1:04:22 PM  
Someone's mad 'cause LeBron is a better GM than he is.
 
2020-10-24 1:09:17 PM  

germ78: The Bulls were built from the ground up. The Heat and the Lakers were cobbled together through back-room deals. Especially the Heat of the early 2010s.

/but people are hung up on all this GOAT talk around LeBron
//he's not the GOAT, but the greatest in his time
///and really there is no GOAT because of how difficult it is to compare across eras
////slashies thinks you should pick a greatest of the decade, and LeBron is the greatest of the 2010s as Jordan was the greatest of the '90s.


Yes he is
 
2020-10-24 1:20:23 PM  

Wadded Beef: Would not a rigid salary cap (re: no luxury tax) go a long way to avoid superteams? Seems to work for the NFL as Green Bay can compete with the huge market teams.

Does the NBA want to avoid superteams? Seems the NBA likes it when the Lakers win but I have no real data to back that up.


I don't like limiting people's income. I say leave the luxury tax in but make one player on each team exempt.

If the top 15 players had unlimited pay so long as they weren't together they'd likely never team up.
 
2020-10-24 1:20:31 PM  
The NBA has always been top-heavy; something like 8 teams have won 95% of the championships in the last 40 years. And now the players finally have some leverage in their labor situation.  MJ may be the goat, but he sounds like an owner who is upset Kemba Walker left for a team with a chance.
 
2020-10-24 1:39:36 PM  
Michael Jordan says the NBA is becoming less competitive

This part is especially ludicrous.  There were only maybe 5 teams who were even watchable in the 80s and most of the 90s.  The other teams looked like they weren't even trying.  Virtually every game, even with the good teams, was 90%. 8 guys standing around while 2 guys played 1 on 1.  College ball was legitimately more fun to watch because it involved strategy and effort.

There may still only be a few teams competing for a title, but the other teams are (usually) playing team ball and working.  You can't get away with having a beer and a cigarette at halftime anymore.
 
2020-10-24 1:40:38 PM  

germ78: The Bulls were built from the ground up. The Heat and the Lakers were cobbled together through back-room deals. Especially the Heat of the early 2010s.

/but people are hung up on all this GOAT talk around LeBron
//he's not the GOAT, but the greatest in his time
///and really there is no GOAT because of how difficult it is to compare across eras
////slashies thinks you should pick a greatest of the decade, and LeBron is the greatest of the 2010s as Jordan was the greatest of the '90s.


Greatest of the 2000s is interesting.  I think I'd pick Duncan

/no, it's not Kobe
 
2020-10-24 1:48:55 PM  
Weren't the Warriors (pre-Durant) pretty much home-grown?

And what makes the current Lakers a "superteam" besides having the best player in the league?

Dumb article is dumb.
 
2020-10-24 1:56:05 PM  
He's not wrong, but not only did he have super teams of his own, he got three extra players with the refs each time.

But as a longtime NBA fan, my interest has been declining since Durant went to the Warriors. With LeBron in LA I just don't care anymore.
 
2020-10-24 2:07:23 PM  
 
2020-10-24 2:20:15 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.


michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.
 
2020-10-24 2:24:09 PM  
By Jordan's logic, Nowitzki is the GOAT.
 
2020-10-24 2:57:04 PM  

johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.


Cool story, Bro.
 
2020-10-24 3:14:26 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.

Cool story, Bro.


It's on the internet so you know it's true
 
2020-10-24 3:21:32 PM  

johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.


Now do No tippin Pippen.
 
2020-10-24 3:22:49 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: I refuse to take any talk of 'superteams' ruining the game seriously in a league where 1 team went 11-1 for championships in a 12 year period, including 8 straight years, and no-one says that was bad for the game.


13 year period. Wilt got the Sixers over the hump in '67 but otherwise their streak was unbroken.
 
2020-10-24 3:26:03 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.

Now do No tippin Pippen.


scottie pippen took a dump in my roommate's broom closet.

fark that guy.
 
2020-10-24 3:36:54 PM  
One time I took my Aunt Rita to a Bulls game and she fell asleep; she was at least 80 by then.  Unfortunately, she tends to fall asleep with her mouth open.  At one point I looked over and Will Perdue was teabagging her
 
2020-10-24 4:04:25 PM  
Build a team is better than select a team in the context of all time greats.  If you take a short cut expect bitter old men like me and Jordan to call you out.
 
2020-10-24 4:05:31 PM  

Naido: germ78: The Bulls were built from the ground up. The Heat and the Lakers were cobbled together through back-room deals. Especially the Heat of the early 2010s.

/but people are hung up on all this GOAT talk around LeBron
//he's not the GOAT, but the greatest in his time
///and really there is no GOAT because of how difficult it is to compare across eras
////slashies thinks you should pick a greatest of the decade, and LeBron is the greatest of the 2010s as Jordan was the greatest of the '90s.

Greatest of the 2000s is interesting.  I think I'd pick Duncan

/no, it's not Kobe


Shaq.
 
Al!
2020-10-24 4:16:28 PM  

johnny queso: Igor Jakovsky: johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.

Now do No tippin Pippen.

scottie pippen took a dump in my roommate's broom closet.

fark that guy.


John Stockton once held the Guinness World Record for Most Puppies Kicked Through A Hula Hoop In 10 Minutes. Chris Mullen doubled his total and still holds the record afaik. It seems like the NBA was just full of garbage humans in the 90's. At least Latrell Sprewell turned out fine. Right?
 
2020-10-24 4:18:58 PM  

Al!: johnny queso: Igor Jakovsky: johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.

Now do No tippin Pippen.

scottie pippen took a dump in my roommate's broom closet.

fark that guy.

John Stockton once held the Guinness World Record for Most Puppies Kicked Through A Hula Hoop In 10 Minutes. Chris Mullen doubled his total and still holds the record afaik. It seems like the NBA was just full of garbage humans in the 90's. At least Latrell Sprewell turned out fine. Right?


I heard that Latrell Sprewell once choked Wayne Brady.
 
2020-10-24 4:22:30 PM  

Al!: johnny queso: Igor Jakovsky: johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.

Now do No tippin Pippen.

scottie pippen took a dump in my roommate's broom closet.

fark that guy.

John Stockton once held the Guinness World Record for Most Puppies Kicked Through A Hula Hoop In 10 Minutes. Chris Mullen doubled his total and still holds the record afaik. It seems like the NBA was just full of garbage humans in the 90's. At least Latrell Sprewell turned out fine. Right?


bill bradley became a senator.

*shudder*

awful. just awful.
 
2020-10-24 4:47:51 PM  

snoopy2zero: germ78: The Bulls were built from the ground up. The Heat and the Lakers were cobbled together through back-room deals. Especially the Heat of the early 2010s.

/but people are hung up on all this GOAT talk around LeBron
//he's not the GOAT, but the greatest in his time
///and really there is no GOAT because of how difficult it is to compare across eras
////slashies thinks you should pick a greatest of the decade, and LeBron is the greatest of the 2010s as Jordan was the greatest of the '90s.

Yes he is


nah unh
 
2020-10-24 5:03:24 PM  

johnny queso: Ow! That was my feelings!: johnny queso: michael jordan is a garbage human.

Michael Jordan is opening health clinics for those without insurance.

michael jordan called my 19 year old coworker a farking biatch because she wouldn't "hook him up" with free drinks when she was tending bar.  she told him to talk to our boss, who was standing 20 ft away, and if he agreed she'd be happy to give him free drinks.  instead of asking the owner, he called her a farking biatch and threw a five dollar bill at her.  she was a college student working nights making $3/hr plus tips. michael jordan was printing his own money.

michael jordan is a garbage human.


While we are on the subject of tips...
"I remember a night when Wayne Gretzky insulted Michael Jordan at the table. It was a private salon game. Michael had ordered a drink from the cocktail waitress, and he gave her a five-dollar chip. Wayne took it off the cocktail waitress's tray, gave it back to Michael, grabbed a hundred-dollar chip from Michael's stack and put it on the cocktail waitress's tray. Then he said, "That's how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael."
https://www.sbnation.com/2010/9/9/167​8​628/wayne-gretzky-michael-jordan-vegas​
 
2020-10-24 5:37:28 PM  
There were zero Hall of Famers on any of Jordan's team when they won the championships
 
2020-10-24 5:57:34 PM  
Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.
 
2020-10-24 6:22:50 PM  

downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.


LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.
 
2020-10-24 7:10:27 PM  

BlueVet: Build a team is better than select a team in the context of all time greats.  If you take a short cut expect bitter old men like me and Jordan to call you out.


Jordan didn't build a team, though. Why should he get extra credit for having competent management?
 
2020-10-24 7:12:38 PM  

Warrior Kermit: There were zero Hall of Famers on any of Jordan's team when they won the championships


True. The HOF is for after you retire.
 
2020-10-24 8:23:35 PM  

you need help: downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.

LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.


Since 1990, Baseball has had 18 different champions (counting this year, because both the Dodgers and Rays would be a new champ). The NFL has had 16. The NHL has had 16. The NBA has had 11. It's only 12 for the NBA if you go back to 1980. Baseball has had more diversity in championship winners despite the historic success of the Yankees, than any other sport. The NBA is the worst, by a lot. So if you're into parity and you measure that by who is winning championships, really you could watch any sport besides basketball.
 
2020-10-24 8:47:19 PM  

mrjared: you need help: downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.

LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.

Since 1990, Baseball has had 18 different champions (counting this year, because both the Dodgers and Rays would be a new champ). The NFL has had 16. The NHL has had 16. The NBA has had 11. It's only 12 for the NBA if you go back to 1980. Baseball has had more diversity in championship winners despite the historic success of the Yankees, than any other sport. The NBA is the worst, by a lot. So if you're into parity and you measure that by who is winning championships, really you could watch any sport besides basketball.


Although really, that's because the postseason is sheer randomness and the best team is least likely to win of any sport.

The NBA doesn't have parity because good players play every game and most of the time in every game, and having lots of possessions reduces randomness.
 
2020-10-24 8:56:59 PM  

IAmRight: mrjared: you need help: downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.

LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.

Since 1990, Baseball has had 18 different champions (counting this year, because both the Dodgers and Rays would be a new champ). The NFL has had 16. The NHL has had 16. The NBA has had 11. It's only 12 for the NBA if you go back to 1980. Baseball has had more diversity in championship winners despite the historic success of the Yankees, than any other sport. The NBA is the worst, by a lot. So if you're into parity and you measure that by who is winning championships, really you could watch any sport besides basketball.

Although really, that's because the postseason is sheer randomness and the best team is least likely to win of any sport.

The NBA doesn't have parity because good players play every game and most of the time in every game, and having lots of possessions reduces randomness.


The NFL goes to whichever team has the fewest guys get hit in the wrong place or fall funny.  Or the Patriots win, because when you cheat on that scale you don't need good players
 
2020-10-24 9:09:02 PM  

Naido: IAmRight: mrjared: you need help: downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.

LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.

Since 1990, Baseball has had 18 different champions (counting this year, because both the Dodgers and Rays would be a new champ). The NFL has had 16. The NHL has had 16. The NBA has had 11. It's only 12 for the NBA if you go back to 1980. Baseball has had more diversity in championship winners despite the historic success of the Yankees, than any other sport. The NBA is the worst, by a lot. So if you're into parity and you measure that by who is winning championships, really you could watch any sport besides basketball.

Although really, that's because the postseason is sheer randomness and the best team is least likely to win of any sport.

The NBA doesn't have parity because good players play every game and most of the time in every game, and having lots of possessions reduces randomness.

The NFL goes to whichever team has the fewest guys get hit in the wrong place or fall funny.  Or the Patriots win, because when you cheat on that scale you don't need good players


True, NFL titles are basically "who has suffered the fewest critical casualties over the season?" combined with a little "a single bad call can determine who wins a title."
 
2020-10-24 9:35:43 PM  
FTA - "Every team following this was a superteam, such as the LeBron-led Heat or Cavs, or the Steph/Durant-led Warriors."

Except for the pre-Durant Warriors and the Spurs.  Stupid article writer is stupid.

(arguably also the Cavs, unless you consider an old broken Love a blockbuster trade)
 
2020-10-24 9:38:31 PM  

miahrugger: FTA - "Every team following this was a superteam, such as the LeBron-led Heat or Cavs, or the Steph/Durant-led Warriors."

Except for the pre-Durant Warriors and the Spurs.  Stupid article writer is stupid.

(arguably also the Cavs, unless you consider an old broken Love a blockbuster trade)


Forgot to add this previous paragraph FTA for context -

"The only team that did not go through any blockbuster trade to win it all in this past decade would be the 2011 Dallas Mavericks."
 
2020-10-24 10:00:09 PM  

miahrugger: FTA - "Every team following this was a superteam, such as the LeBron-led Heat or Cavs, or the Steph/Durant-led Warriors."

Except for the pre-Durant Warriors and the Spurs.  Stupid article writer is stupid.

(arguably also the Cavs, unless you consider an old broken Love a blockbuster trade)

unless you consider an old broken Love a blockbuster trade


*sigh*. Got a lot of blockbuster trades in my past . . . *sniff*
 
2020-10-25 12:06:57 AM  

you need help: downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.

LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.


There's less parity in the NFL than any other professional American league by far.

Last year, the worst team in the MLB (the Tigers) won
 
2020-10-25 12:11:41 AM  

meanmutton: you need help: downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.

LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.

There's less parity in the NFL than any other professional American league by far.

Last year, the worst team in the MLB (the Tigers) won


(Continued) 29% of their games. There were three NFL teams wors than that - Cincinnati at 13%, Washington at 19% and Detroit at 22%.

At the other end of the table, the Astros won 66% of their games. The Saints (81%), 49ers (81%), Pats (75%), Chiefs (75%), and Ravens (88%) all did better. That pattern lines up every single year. The NFL is almost as bad as top tier soccer when it comes to a lack of parity.
 
2020-10-25 3:03:28 PM  

meanmutton: meanmutton: you need help: downstairs: Basketball is always dominated by a select few teams, and the rest have zero chance.  It's the nature of a 5-on-5 sport where athleticism trumps strategy.  It's how this sport works.

How many teams had zero chance because of the likes of Michael Jordan and very select few others in the 90s?

Superteams are just one way to put these athletes together.  The draft is another.  Same result for the fans.

It's not wrong.  If you want more parity watch baseball.

LMAO. Parity, in baseball? I don't think that you thought that statement through. NFL has the only hard salary cap, so that's where a person would go to find parity. NBA needs to at least remove the luxury cap, and after that, if they're serious about parity, balance out taxes between all states. They'll never remove the Durant's of the world who go to a team that has the largest off-court income possibility, but those two will get them pretty far.

There's less parity in the NFL than any other professional American league by far.

Last year, the worst team in the MLB (the Tigers) won

(Continued) 29% of their games. There were three NFL teams wors than that - Cincinnati at 13%, Washington at 19% and Detroit at 22%.

At the other end of the table, the Astros won 66% of their games. The Saints (81%), 49ers (81%), Pats (75%), Chiefs (75%), and Ravens (88%) all did better. That pattern lines up every single year. The NFL is almost as bad as top tier soccer when it comes to a lack of parity.


Lol that's simply a function of playing 10x as many games.
 
2020-10-25 3:05:13 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: He's not wrong, but not only did he have super teams of his own, he got three extra players with the refs each time.

But as a longtime NBA fan, my interest has been declining since Durant went to the Warriors. With LeBron in LA I just don't care anymore.


More realistically, you were a Spurs fan and you stopped liking it as much when they stopped winning.
 
2020-10-25 3:07:46 PM  
Interesting. I just realized that Jordan has never made it out of the first round as an owner or GM, either. Maybe he should bring in Pippen to help him out.
 
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