Portland's Damian Lillard says 'hell no' to NBA super teams


Kevin Durant knows that he's a hated man in basketball circles after he left the Oklahoma City to sign a monster contract with the Golden State Warriors.

But are fans and players overreacting when they get mad about Durant creating the latest super team with MVP Steph Curry and All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson?

"Since Miami formed their 'superteam' in '10 there have been 5 different champs in 6 seasons," Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick wrote on Twitter. "All this complaining about comp(etitive) balance is garbage."


The past six NBA champs:

  • 2016: Cavaliers over Warriors
  • 2015: Warriors over Cavaliers
  • 2014: Spurs over Heat
  • 2013: Heat over Spurs
  • 2012: Heat over Thunder
  • 2011: Mavericks over Heat

It's true that there have been five different champs in the last six seasons, but only six different teams have played in the NBA Finals.

Nonetheless, fans are going to love how Portland All-Star Damian Lillard responded when a fan asked him if he's next in line to join his hometown team, Golden State.

"Hell no," Lillard said.


That's the kind of thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to hear, considering he doesn't think super teams are good for the league.

“I don’t think it’s good for the league, just to be really clear," Silver told Yahoo's Dan Devine, while adding "there’s no question, when you aggregate a group of great players, they have a better chance of winning than many other teams."

Nobody hates organically creative super teams, however, and maybe that's what the Timberwolves are cooking up with Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Ricky Rubio.

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