Originally Posted by Brandon3000 @daldridgetnt
: In old paradigm, high-revenue teams' edge wasn't in contract, but $ in off-court deals. No longer true. KD has lots of endorsements in OKC.
This is a lie KD, Bron, Ad etc etc are once in a generation athletes of course they will make money wherever they go.
People clamoring that big city and historic franchises "No longer matter" are the same people upset that L.A was sending out tweets to Aldridge.
Point blank the Knicks & Lakers are on full rebuilds right now.. so they clearly lose leverage when FA don't know how there young players will turn out..
secondly these teams collectively have lost out to LA, Monnroe, Carroll etc etc... these aren't guys who are gonna do anything but make your team a perrenial second round team. Milwaulkee is setting themselves up to be nothing more than that unless Jabari really reaches his potential.
championships are won with superstars, so small market teams overpaying for AS caliber players doesnt change the advantage big market cities have.