Potential ‘Orlando Four’ superteam has agents and executives concerned, per Brian Windhorst
The NBA bubble has been great so far, for both the league and its fans alike. Having quality basketball back again just gives us a semblance of normalcy during these trying times. However, several agents and executives are reportedly worried about the long-term ramifications the bubble months could have on the league. They’re worried about something big – a potential ‘Orlando Four’ superteam.
In an appearance on ESPN’s Get UP! segment, NBA insider Brian Windhorst detailed the whispers about the possible superteam that can be formed in the coming years. Speculation clearly stems from the fact that NBA superstars are going to be within close proximity of one another for months on end.
“In a year, we’ll be talking about the formation of the Orlando Four superteam. Now I’m not sure it’s going to play that way because the reason people think about this is because of what’s happened with Team USAs over the years… in this case, the players are still playing with their teams,” he said.
Brian Windhorst says multiple agents and executives are concerned about a potential ‘Orlando Four’ super team forming in the next couple years
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The veteran sports analyst cited the likes of the “The Heatles”, composed of 2003 Draft mates LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. The trio spent time as teammates with Team USA in the 2008 Summer Olympics, before agreeing to sign with the Miami Heat in the blockbuster summer of 2010.
The same can be said for Kevin Durant, who also rubbed shoulders with several Golden State Warriors players before agreeing on terms with the team in 2016.
Of course, players talking amongst themselves are nothing new. In this age of social media, most of these guys already have a strong rapport with one another. Some even share the same sports agencies.
However, the league’s current AAU-style-situation inside the bubble amplifies this opportunity for future-planning tenfold.
We’re all watching the NBA bubble to watch the conclusion of this latest season. But the bubble’s lasting effects may be felt for years to come.