With Kevin Durant going to the Golden State Warriors, the ‘super-team’ status did not take long to be acquired. Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry does not agree.
“For me, San Antonio is a super-team. They won five championships with [Tony] Parker, [Manu] Ginobili, and Duncan. But guys don’t really look at that and say, ‘That’s a super-team.”- Jason Terry on Spurs
You can’t deny the fact that the Warriors have an impressive lineup. There are fans, teams and even the NBA Commissioner who are not fond of how teams are stacking themselves to run through the others in the NBA aka super-teams.
LeBron James bolted from Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to build their own ‘super team’. Though they did win a title with each other but that also brought up about teams being bought and not built.
The player Spurs fans love to hate, guard Jason Terry, spoke on the whole Warriors ‘super-team’ status and stated winning one title does not make them a ‘super-team.’ This led him to remind everyone the San Antonio Spurs should be referred to as a ‘super-team’ when they had the “Big 3” of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. “For me, San Antonio is a super-team. They won five championships with [Tony] Parker, [Manu] Ginobili, and Duncan. But guys don’t really look at that and say, ‘That’s a super-team.”
The Spurs were a team that was built from the ground up.? Okay, they did manage to get a fellow named Tim Duncan with the No. 1 overall pick 19 years ago but since then, San Antonio have acquired players via draft, late in rounds– due to their success during the regular seasons and playoffs. They have a knack of finding talent and developing them into the Spurs system.
Feb 27, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry (31) dribbles the ball as San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) defends during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. The Spurs defeated the Rockets 104-94. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Not to mention the Spurs own RC Buford doesn’t have a problem with the concentration of talent on one team. So long as it is done within the rules.
Over the last two years, players have been drawn interest in joining San Antonio, not because of the money, because of the system and how they play, and the success. Ego’s are checked at the door, and every player on the roster knows their roles.
Terry goes on to talk about how having super-individuals does not make them a super-team. and that is exactly what makes the Spurs’ “Big 3” different from the rest.
Because they have super individuals doesn’t make them a super-team. For me, it’s more about the accomplishment and what they’re able to accomplish. And are they going to accomplish it? It’s yet to be seen, so I refuse to give them that label right now. But they do have two guys that have won the MVP, so they are starting to form a super-team as we speak but it’s yet to be seen.”?