Again, not disagreeing really, just saying depth is not equal to super elite talent. We crush everyone in basketball tournaments because of the elite talent, not because Harrison Barnes is a better 12th man than whoever Spain or France has.
You’re completely right about the pipeline development and all that. Article was 3000 words already so I didn’t have a chance to go down that road. But all the pipeline in the world won’t matter if the new/renewed pattern of elite stars opting out at the top moment continues. Especially because we have a whole generation of NEXT superstars that aren’t American anyway.
Thanks for the back and forth. I’d say agree to disagree but I agree with you really, just think your side isn’t seeing the whole big picture either.