For the past eight seasons, the NBA has been ruled by superteams. The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors didn’t win every championship, but they were the clear favorites in all but one season, thanks to rosters stacked with at least three max-worthy superstars.
No such team exists in the NBA heading into the season, and the league is therefore as wide open as it has been since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach.
Instead of Big Threes, the NBA is now defined by star pairings.
With so many changes taking place across the league, let’s kick off the 2019-20 NBA season by re-imagining new (and old) pairings as classic WWE tag teams as they get ready to rumble for the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
(All illustrations by Moe Haidar/Yahoo Sports)