That’s fine. If they draw the Warriors in Round 2, it’ll be 15 years. (Hell, maybe the Warriors aren’t even necessary for that to happen; I’m not particularly sold on Paul having some huge, dramatic impact either.)
But don’t kid yourself. As long as there are team sports, the alpha will be a highly valuable component. Not in every case, of course, but most definitely in enough of them. Underneath everything else, teams require pecking orders to function properly, and you can’t have a true pecking order without someone at the top of the food chain. It just doesn’t work.
And if you think the advent of analytics or the move to the pace & space era has effectively phased that entrenched part of human evolution out of us within a few years, you are sorely mistaken.