"The NBA has never been a competitive league, and it’s never going to be a competitive league," [Dave] Berri said. "Some teams get the best players and some teams don’t. However you shuffle the league, it’s going to be the case that a few teams are dominant and a bunch of teams are not — just like in the 1980s, with the Celtics, Pistons, Sixers and Lakers. You are not going to manufacture five LeBrons. There is nothing Memphis can do to turn Rudy Gay into LeBron James."