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Are super teams and wanderlust losing their luster?

 Lebron James has four Championships to his credit - moving from team-to-team like some low-caliber journeyman. But his latest super-team in Los Angeles has been eliminated from post-season play. The James/Anthony Davis/Russell Westbrook matchup failed.


Kyrie Irving has one Title under his belt, and teaming up with James Harden and Kevin Durant in Brooklyn looked like Number-2 was on the near horizon. Harden left the fold, replaced by Ben Simmons - who has yet to be seen in a Nets uniform. Brooklyn, with a disappointing 41-38 record, is locked into the Play-In Tournament.

If the Boston Celtics ever had visions of acquiring a third star to match up with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, that potential scenario may have changed. Ime Udoka and Brad Stevens may be the most-intelligent coach/head honcho pair in the NBA and realize that the proper blend of talent and synergy almost-always trumps star power.

The Celtics hold a 50-30 record - are second in the Eastern Conference - and have won eight of their last ten games. Never one to get enough credit, Marcus Smart has adapted beautifully to his point guard role - Al Horford (double-double, perfect shooting last night) looks ready for the post-season - Daniel Theis has returned to fill a vital need - and the bench has come alive.

Boston doesn't need a third star. With a few additions, what was once viewed as a "poorly-constructed" team has transformed itself into a serious Title contender - wanderlust and super teams be damned!



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