Fact. Look at how well the Suns and Blazers are doing right now. And they're not stacked. Coaching and system has a lot to do with how many games you win/lose. Look at the Spurs, do they have a lot of "elite" or great players?
Some coaches are able to get the most out of their players, while others underachieve and create a bad atmosphere for their team(Mike Brown and the Cavs).
Equally spread would assume players want to play everywhere the same and GMs doing their work just as good.
None of it is true Big markets will naturally attract better talents, and skilled GMs will collect better talent as well. If you are small market with a bad GM, you are screwed big time. If you are Lakers with skilled (previous) GM, the rest of NBA is screwed
basically if any team in the NBA had Phil Jackson as coach or prime GM Jerry West then they would compete for championships and attract elite talent. Problem is that those type of guys don't want to work in cities like Sacramento, Detroit, Charlotte, etc.
False. You can see exactly where these teams failed and OP wouldn't be saying that seeing how much his team is always over the cap..how about his championship flight team last year? You had great players and lost them or drove them away. Then you're so stuck on one player you give them 30 mil this year and 24 mil a year for two more years and he can't even play. Cavs paying Bynum all that money and they got stung. Look at the Knicks 100mil for 5 years for Amare and don't even bother playing him.
Now you want to act like LA and NY are just common teams that compete like everyone else when it's their own doing and dumbazz moves that made them uncompetitive.