Nothing Wrong with Second Best: NBA’s Top No. 2 Options

November 27th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
More and more, old-school NBA truisms are going the way of the northern white rhino. Last season, the Golden State Warriors swept at least three of them from the basketball lexicon.

While notions about fast-paced, jump-shooting, small-ball squads being ill-equipped to win championships now ring hollow, those concerning all-around talent still stand on solid ground. Save for the 2004-05 Detroit Pistons, the league's top teams typically boast no fewer than two stars, at least one of whom can be considered among the game's elite.

But rarely, if ever, can those cornerstones meet at eye level on the court. Stephen Curry is head and shoulders above his Golden State teammates. Not long after LeBron James went to Miami, he found that his talents outpaced those of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant were nearly equals, but the Big Diesel was clearly the celestial body around whom that Los Angeles Lakers three-peat revolved.

There's nothing wrong with being Bryant back then, Wade and Bosh a few years back or even the rest of the Warriors now. They all won rings and wound up with plenty of acclaim and cash for their efforts.

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