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Adam Silver: Cavaliers becoming a superteam

Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10) drives against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in the second quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers went through three very tough seasons after LeBron James left the team in 2018. But the patience paid off. This year the Cavs are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

With 35 wins and 23 losses Cleveland is fourth in the East and is just 2.5 games back behind the first-placed Chicago Bulls.

According to the NBA’s commissioner Adam Silver, we are witnessing a birth of a superteam which is built the right way as opposed to those superteams that are built around veteran superstars that want to win a championship.

Via Ben Axelrod of wkyc.com:

“The term ‘Super Team’ can have a positive connotation or it can have a negative one,” Silver told 3News’ Jim Donovan ahead of the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland. “The negative one is where you have players coming together for the sole purpose of winning a championship, particularly later in their career. And I think, on the other hand, you have super teams — and I think Cleveland is becoming one — where they’re constructed in just the right way. Where there’s a recognition that this is a team sport, that in order to truly win championships, to compete at the highest level, all those players have to come together and to sort of feed off each other.”

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