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Old 10-06-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

I am not talking 10-20 years, but more like the last 5-8 years... It seems to me the league has gotten more competitive overall... Obviously you have your elite teams, but the teams in between are more close together and more evenly balanced than before... just my take on it...
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

the stacked teams that are forming now resemble teams from the 80s that had 1-3 allstars on each team.

Celtics, Rockets, Nuggets, Suns, Spurs, Nets, Heat, etc.

some of these teams aren't contenders at all but they have a handful of big name guys. nice to see. truly resembles the NBA i grew up on.

i think the bottom 10 teams are so are worse than ever tho. its a great business move to have 30 teams but its dilluted the league
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

No. But the teams are doing their best trying to scout worldwide for the best players. I think in another 5-6 years you will see 30 really outstanding teams, once all of the teams have gotten themselves used to scouting on a truly international level. The Spurs seem like the blueprint for teams of the future, they know how to develop foreign players to succeed in the NBA. The 05-06Miami Heat and the 03-04 Pistons seemed to be the last gasp of a purely U.S. player-based game. Every team last year in the playoffs seemed to have at least one international player making a meaningful contribution to their team's title run.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

But its hard to tell if the league is getting any better/worse.

The only measure we have is relative to other NBA teams. The only noticeable differences will be if there is more parody or wider separation.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

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But its hard to tell if the league is getting any better/worse.

The only measure we have is relative to other NBA teams. The only noticeable differences will be if there is more parody or wider separation.

I think you mean "parity". Unless you're talking specifically about the New York Knicks.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

hehe, good call on the spelling.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:49 AM   #7
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Default Re: Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

Yeah, the NBA is clearly getting better. I remember around 2002 and 2003 when the NBA was just at a low point, it recovered in 2004, and 2005 was a good year too. But it's definitely better now than it was 5 years ago.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:45 AM   #8
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Default Re: Has the league become more competitive over the past few years?

i think the league is better than years before especially the next season can be interesting.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:05 AM   #9
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nope... it's only the West...
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