SAS tanked the year prior to land Tim Duncan thus giving them the twin towers after which they pretty much pioneered loading up on a lot of international talents to essentially win 4 chips and become a force in this league since 1998. They are the exception along with DET winning the year the Lakers imploded due to the bickering of shaq and kobe over who was gonna score the most points regardless of what the percentages where and what and coach Phil Jackson said to do. Otherwise small market teams seem to have a steep hill to climb to compete with the major markets. BTW that tank the season to get a blue chipper loophole has been closed with the NBA lottery. MJ got screwed out in CHA and lost out on Anthony Davis. Or could the league have sabotaged things for themselves? NO?