Back when the NBA was first formed, the league was largely dominated by gigantic human beings who played on teams whose gameplan revolved around getting the ball in the hands of the tallest dude on the court and having him put up as many points as possible.
Sure, you could try to make a shot from 15-feet out but that’s kind of pointless when you have a dude like Wilt Chamberlain posting up under the basket.
However, the game has come a long way since then, and over the past decade or so, the league has become dominated by superteams who—depending on who you ask—have made basketball more enjoyable or ruined the sport entirely.
While there were some other impressive squads that came before them, I would argue Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce ushered in the Superteam Era, with the likes of the Heat, Cavaliers, and Warriors eventually following suit.
The superteam is a phenomenon that’s unique to the NBA—while other leagues have had dynasties, few of them have had the concentrated level of talent that the aforementioned teams possessed (or, in the case of the Warriors, still possess).
However, that could all change if Le’Veon Bell has anything to say about it.
Last season, Bell found himself dealing with more drama than an episode of Vanderpump Rules after a contract dispute with the Steelers led to him sitting out the entire season.
Now that the dust has settled, the running back has started to look toward his future and recently decided to channel his inner LeBron on Twitter by reaching out to some fellow soon-to-be free agents—Landon Collins, Tyrann Mathieu, Earl Thomas and Eric Weddle— to see if they’d be interested in joining forces.
He received a callout from Jamal Adams, who jokingly called him out for trying to make moves before Bell responded.
Say what you will but you’ve got to respect the hustle.