Even if it’s a field game, we will try our best to pursue victory. This is what competitive sports should be like.
I believe that as long as you are a professional player, no one would like to win the championship, because it represents the highest glory.
But in the current NBA, it is too difficult to win the championship. Even if they are in a group, they may not have a high probability of reaching the finals, because there are too many giant combinations.
There are some superstars in active service. Their honors are at the top of the league, their salaries are also earning a lot, and their statistics are very good. The only thing is that they are missing a championship trophy.
For example, Westbrook has won the MVP, won the scoring champion, won the season’s triple-double, and will have an annual salary of 40 million in the next few years, but the playoffs have been unsuccessful, but fortunately he is now in the Rockets and retains the championship.
But some superstars are not as lucky as Westbrook. Their teams are not strong everywhere. Although we don’t want to admit it, the five superstars in the NBA are likely to have no championship for life!
Fifth place: Butler
Originally, the 76ers were still very strong and young, and there will always be a day in the East in the future, but Butler is more obsessed with power and confident that he can support a team, so he would rather take 50 million less
In fact, Butler has been the boss of the Bulls and Timberwolves for a long time, and the results are all round trips. The upper limit of the team with him as the core is not too high, so as long as Butler always wants to be the boss, he has no choice.
What a chance to win.
Fourth place: Lillard
Lillard’s career should be in the Trail Blazers, one person, one city, and the first 50 million annual salary in history will be born on Lillard.
However, with the same problem as Butler, Lillard’s upper limit is not too high. From this year’s Western Conference finals with the Warriors, it can be seen that Lillard and Curry are not superstars at all.
It has always been unattractive to superstars, so in the next few years, the Trail Blazers led by Lillard should be the spoilers in the West, but it is difficult to win the championship.
Third place: Ross
Rose, the youngest MVP in history, is now the most ordinary player in the NBA. Fortunately, Rose has long put aside his past glory and is now focusing on the game.
At present, Rose and the Pistons have signed a two-year short contract. It seems that it is unlikely to win the championship in these two years. The Pistons’ lineup has almost no advantage in the Eastern Conference.
No hope of winning.
Second place: Carter
Carter is 42 years old and is currently the oldest and longest-serving player in the NBA.
And he also disdains to win the championship with his thighs. In the past few years, he has played for the Kings and the Hawks. His motivation to stay in the NBA is more because of his pure love for basketball.
Maybe one day, no team in the NBA is willing to offer Carter a contract. I wonder if he will come to the CBA for a spin?
First place: Paul
It was previously reported that Paul was willing to play for the Thunder, so the deal negotiations with the Heat were terminated.
The reason is that the Heat hope that Paul will give up the player option for the final year of the contract, but Paul refuses, after all, it is 44.21 million.
After all, Paul values money more than championships.
So after his contract ends, he will be 38 years old, and it will matter whether he can play or not, let alone compete for the championship.