NBA starting to become a joke
THANK-YOU. The league will self-destruct in a few years.
It's not only the illegal outreach by elite players (note this option is not available to most players).
It's the fact that you need at LEAST one HOFer but preferably 3 to win a championship. Most teams will never be able to do this. The Celtics cannot, so why should most of the mediocre teams be able to compete? They can't and they know it.
The new goal for teams is to make the playoffs and make some noise. That's realistic.