NBA started with 11 teams when it started its operation back in 1948. Now it has 30 teams and these 30 teams have built themselves with some great and some average players. Every team tries to build a team which could clinch the Championship, they want a team which can't get defeated by any other team.
Superteams are built by adding elite players who can dominate the floor and set a new level of competition in the game. Superteams have always existed in the NBA, but they are not considered good for the league as they ruin the competitiveness in the league. Superteams are made by putting up hard work, planning and working on team's smartness and executing them during the game.
But some teams which were titled as superteams failed in proving that. Maybe, they were considered as superteams way too early or they became so comfortable on their own after getting titled as a superteam that they forgot to perform like one. Now let's keep this conversation up and throw some light on those teams which couldn't serve the meaning of a superteam.
#10 Brooklyn Nets: 2013-14
The 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets team featured future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as well as NBA All-Stars like Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. The Nets team had Jason Kidd as their Head Coach and when we see a team which is equipped with that much talent and skill, we pick them as the championship contenders.
But the 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets team couldn't keep up the faith people had on the team. The Nets ended the season with 44-38 and stood at the sixth place in the Eastern Conference at the end of the regular season.
It was suspected after analysing the standings chart that the Brooklyn Nets would face the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. The Nets somehow tackled the young Raptors team, took the round to Game 7 and Paul Pierce's block against Kyle Lowry helped the Nets clinch the series and they progressed to the second round.
In the Eastern Conference semi-finals, the Nets faced Miami Heat, the team which had elites like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. The Heat beat the Nets team by 4-1. So, the Nets team which was seen as the Championship prospect, couldn't even go to the Conference Finals.
The Nets team even after having Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, relied more on Brook Lopez at the defensive end while they were confused at the offensive end as to who should run it. Lopez led the entire team and averaged 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game during the season.
He went through some nagging leg injuries which slowed down the team's momentum and they couldn't figure out the force which could help the team to success. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson had a majori\ty of their game in isolation while the team was looking for Lopez to come back, this made the team a mess and they failed.