This was a Halloween, in the NBA, that won't soon be forgotten
MVP trade Trivia: McAdoo, Mose Malone, Westbrook.
Trivia: Moses Malone, Russell Westbrook, and...Bob McAdoo
Related to Tommy's comment below... I get that in basketball, more than any other team sport, one player can influence the game, but does anyone has done some "money-ball" analysis to determine if these $40M+ contracts bring that much value as opposed to splitting the contract into two or more good players? After all, a single player, as good as he might be, can only guard one player and play one spot on the court at any time... I can't imagine Chris Paul, for example, bringing to the team what his salary cost.
I have a (non-Harden) question: is one of the reason that G League players make up 50% of NBA teams (as you pointed out in you numbers game) because team stars eat up so much of the salary cap? If so, it’ll explain early season troubles. I’m sure a lot of vets without teams aren’t pleased.