Case Study On Team Loyalty Vs A Championship Winning Career

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Team Loyalty vs A Championship Winning Career: The New Challenge for NBA Players

Should I stay or should I go? That’s the question every Hall of Fame worthy star asks himself at some point in his career in the league. Now to be fair,the answer depends largely on the team you were drafted to and the overall potential to win a championship. At the end of the day, professional basketball is a business first and entertainment second, so each team views players as small puzzle pieces; get the right pieces to fit together and you’ve built a potential championship contender, if the stars align in the postseason perhaps a dynasty building powerhouse.

With that said let’s look at the latest to jump ship in pursuit of the ultimate goal, a championship.
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You can’t make diamonds out of glass and the Thunder crumbled like fragments while under pressure in the post season; Durant needs strong complimentary teammates and it wasn’t the right fit in Oklahoma for him. With sharp shooting Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry at his side, Durant can bully defenses in the post alongside Draymond Green next season. The Golden State Warriors play the fast paced style of basketball that best suits Durant’s lane slice and dice agenda and he’s no stranger to the arc, so he’s in good company with the team who 's known for padding scoring columns with on the mark long-range …show more content…
Sure. Is it a good business move for Durant? Well it gives him a experienced head coach who has won a NBA Championship, a tool he didn’t have in Oklahoma City and if everyone stays healthy the Golden State will be a force to be reckoned with next season. Will he win the championship next season? Well that depends on the consistency of Golden State in the postseason next year. Stephen Curry was sloppy in the postseason, logging numerous turnovers and opting for fancy behind-the-back and no-look passes that led to points for LeBron & Co in the finals so hopefully the regular season MVP has learned that his dancing on the hardwood doesn’t yield better results than the straight up and down basketball he played to win the championship two years ago. Unfortunately for the rest of us, until basketball season rolls around again we wouldn’t know how this new storyline will play out but on paper it could be match made in basketball

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