Originally Posted by lakers_forever
Football/Soccer is played all around the world. There is not a league like the NBA that all the best players go to. Draft and salary cap are essential for the NBA and it's franchises. It allows most teams to have a star player.
Without draft and salary cap, It would not be fair. Lakers could have a team like:
If someone's willing to pay 150 million a year for just the starting 5, why not?