Slate’s Hang Up and Listen discusses Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors, NBA spacing, and collective bargaining agreements.

The Era of the Superteam: Why Collective Bargaining Could Make Basketball Games Boring

The Era of the Superteam: Why Collective Bargaining Could Make Basketball Games Boring

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July 13 2016 10:02 AM
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NBA Athletes Are No Longer Spreading the Love

With free agents like Kevin Durant flocking to top teams, will next season’s games be boring?

US NBA basketball player Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on at a promotional event in Hong Kong on July 12, 2016.
Kevin Durant at a promotional event in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

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Shortly after the NBA announced a boost to team salary caps, free agent Kevin Durant hopped from Oklahoma City to the Golden State Warriors. In the July 11 edition of the Hang Up and Listen Slate Plus bonus segment, Slate culture critic June Thomas joins hosts Josh Levin and Mike Pesca to discuss what this potential “superteam” could mean for NBA games to come. Wouldn’t a team full of basketball superstars just make the games boring and predictable? Listen to find out what the hosts think.

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