Teams like today's Nets are one reason why I prefer 90's NBA
Eg, Chuck Daley would not tolerate any of the self centered, VIP, I'm the man bullshit that these guys carry on with.
Wasn't a fan of Detroit's bad boy rough play, but the team cohesion and determination to win would have them at the top of today's NBA.
It seemed to start when Kobe carried on with individualistic nonsense to extent the Phil Jackson, the Zen master himself, sought help from a psychologist to deal with him.
Then there was LBJ overtly disagreeing with the coaches and other players since believing they're bigger than the team, and playing for their own stats.
Popovic had none of that crap and that's why spurs were so successful.
Same with Larry Brown at Detroit.
I said earlier that Irving did nothing wrong in posting a link to a movie about black history for which he's been ridiculously labeled as anti semetic, likewise his vaccination stance was completely justified given the sheer absence of comprehensive clinical saftey and efficacy data etc.
Yet, his on court play often wreaks of and individualistic style that's demoralizing to team mates and team cohesion.
Patty described Durant as a legitimate Hooper that apparently loves the game But he just doesn't seem satisfied where ever he goes.
Sean Marks had a good idea in putting together a talented team, but personality and culture is an equally high priority for success