Placing a squad of average yet solid players around a mega star once in a generation player, has paid huge dividends for Phil Jackson and the LA Lakers.
The Lakers domination in the West has ruined the plans of many franchises trying to create history, by making it to the coveted NBA finals.
The real story of the success of the Lakers lies in the Eastern Conference. A number of franchises stretching up the Eastern seaboard, have recruited hundreds of millions of dollars of talent to their franchise, with the sole purpose of being able to take down Kobe Bryant, and the LA Lakers.
The obvious three are the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic. Three franchises that hold more talent than almost the rest of the league put together.
Boston have players that can change a game on both ends of the court. Miami has the big three and players that can hit the three under pressure and Miami has superman power forward turned centre Dwight Howard.
With this much talent in the East you have to ask how can Kobe Bryant, an ageing veteran with bad knees, and a pack of average players have a legitimate chance of creating a new franchise dynasty by winning three in a row.
It's something that a number of head coaches and franchise owners must ponder every day, when the real answer is obvious.
Basketball squads are small compared to most sports, with only five players playing from each side on the court at once. You can play one hundred games in a season, living in tight quarters for eight months of the year.
Basketball teams only have room for one star on and off the court. A star is someone who not only wants the ball in their hands but can also make the critical shot when it counts.
It upsets the team's rhythm if there are three of those guys on the court at the same time.
When you think of the Celtics in the glory days you think of Larry Bird, when you think of the Lakers you think of Magic Johnson. When you think of the Chicago Bulls you think of Jordan.
Now all good players have their sidekick, but they never had a Co-star. Now Jordan had Pippen and Magic had Horry and so on. If Larry Bird had Magic Johnson on the same team would they both still have had the same impact on basketball? I really don't think so.
Perhaps the blokes in the East with the big cheque books need to realise that it takes more than a fat back pocket to create history in the NBA, or any sport. It takes a team that can play together where the players now there place within the team and can execute a plan accordingly.
See you next Monday for some more dribble from around the world. You don't have to agree with me, just accept you're wrong.