You obviously don't watch much NBA. You are confusing marketing with reality. The NBA promotes individual players over teams. This perpetuates an image that gets people to watch Kobe vs. Kevin Durant while at the same time eroding the credibility of the league in the eyes of those who aren't watching. This is unfortunate. The San Antonio Spurs are far from street ball. The same goes for OKC, LAL, Boston, Chicago, Philly, Indiana, Miami and many more who didn't make the playoffs. I guess there are a couple undisciplined teams out there that don't play defense but there are bad teams in any league.