Kyle Korver: Hawks' star-less system of basketball is 'way more fun'
It's really hard to win a championship in the NBA without a superstar on the team. It's doable, of course. But when there are only five players on each side of the court, one of them being very, very good can have an oversized effect on the outcomes.
The Atlanta Hawks were on a mission this season to prove that you don't need a superstar to win it all, however. And while they didn't get to the summit, there's no shame in falling short because LeBron James pushed you down the mountain. Yet doesn't Atlanta's loss to a superstar of LeBron's caliber kind of prove just how tough Atlanta has it?
Maybe, but Kyle Korver isn't having any of that, as he told Grantland's Zach Lowe, "I’ve been on teams where it’s all about one guy. This is way more fun. I believe in this vision, and I think we’re eventually gonna get it done."
It's good that Korver has faith in the Hawks, but there's a juicy nugget missing here: Who's Korver talking about with those other teams? He did play with two ball-dominant point guards in his career before reaching the Hawks in Allen Iverson and Derrick Rose. Perhaps Korver is just a really big Jeff Teague fan?
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