As NBA super teams flop, others find hope

Super teams aren’t dead. They’ve had a terrible couple of years, but failure might have taught them a lesson or two.Next time, LeBron James will know to seek out a running mate capable of making a shot. And Kevin Durant will make sure his sidekicks are willing to take one. It’s tempting to view the two biggest flops in the NBA as evidence that championships can’t be bought anymore and that small-market smarts can overcome the league’s star system. But all the train wrecks in Los Angeles and Brooklyn really prove is that even franchises with every built-in advantage in the world can be stupid.