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The NBA is a Talent Driven League and That is a Great Thing

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Been a while since I posted. Thought this would be a great topic to use to make a comeback !

There was a lot of discussion about player movement this off-season. Although the Mavs didn’t get every player we wanted, we got most of them and I’m thrilled that we added Seth, Delon and Boban in Free Agency.We will be a much better team in a conference and league that will be wide open this year.

Back to the topic of this post – What Makes the NBA Special?

The answer is short and to the point: The NBA is a talent driven league.

Look at your favorite teams in every other sport. If your favorite NFL team lined up all 53 players in front of you, how many could you name by sight ? If your favorite MLB or NHL team lined up their entire rosters in front of you, how many could you name by sight ? If you saw a list of players, how many of the names would you be able to recognize ?

Now think of the roster of your favorite NBA team. You may not know them all by sight, but there is a very good chance you will know all the names on the opening night roster and if you happen to see one at the grocery store, there is a great chance you will recognize them and say hi.

That’s what makes the NBA different from the other professional sports in this country.The NFL is about the NFL, it is a league driven sport. Baseball and hockey are a mix of being league and talent driven. There are stars in both that are recognized locally, but have minimal recognition nationally.

The NBA is a talent driven league.NBA stars are not just recognizable locally, they are recognized globally.

They are recognized not just because of who they are on the court, but they are also stars off the court.

The NBA more than any other league has been the beneficiary of social media. Our players have been smart enough to not only recognize the value of having a large presence on Social Media, but the value of being influencers and using the influence to become incredible marketers, business-people and most importantly, impactful in their communities and in social conversations nationally.

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Gary Anderson 1 year ago Contributor's comment

I am a fan. I miss the days of Magic and Bird, extraordinary legends of the game. But it has been fun watching the great shooters of the past few years, and each team has won championships with different talents. Spurs could pass, Mavs could shoot, Warriors could shoot and play defense. Cavs had Lebron's power basketball. Raptors were more traditional, with good inside and outside play.