"Hopefully the league can figure out one way where it can go back to the '80s where you had three or four All-Stars, three or four superstars, three or four Hall of Famers on the same team," James said. "The league was great. It wasn't as watered down as it is [now]."
In fact, James seemed to have a couple of ideas of which teams could go and some players that would make other teams better right now.
"[Contraction] is not my job; I'm a player but that is why it the league was so great," James said.
"Imagine if you could take Kevin Love off Minnesota and add him to another team and you shrink the [league]. Looking at some of the teams that aren't that great, you take Brook Lopez or you take Devin Harris off these teams that aren't that good right now and you add him to a team that could be really good. Not saying let's take New Jersey and let's take Minnesota out of the league. But hey, you guys are not stupid, I'm not stupid, it would be great for the league."
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Doesn't this seem really stupid? The NFL is thriving like mad, and some of it's more popular teams are cities like Green Bay, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and yet are able to balance it out with popular franchises like New England, both New York franchises and Dallas.
But go ahead and follow ledouche's fantasy Mr. Stern, I'm sure that you guys will plummet below Arena Football and Soccer in no time!