SportsPulse: Houston couldn’t stay idle and watch everyone else improve. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the blockbuster trade that sends Russell Westbrook to the Rockets where he will reunite with former teammate James Harden.
The NBA’s free agency period shook up the landscape of the sport, and while many teams bolstered their respective rosters’ depth, the base of an NBA championship team still almost always has two superstars — such as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the 1990s Chicago Bulls or Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal of the 2000s Los Angeles Lakers.
With newly revamped rosters, here’s a look at best duos in today’s game (injuries aside).
1. LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
Davis has been trying to team up with James since last season, when he was fined for his agent requesting a trade. The partnership, which will feature a twilight-of-his-career James and an in-his-prime Davis, came to fruition in a blockbuster trade that left the Lakers’ roster bare outside of rising star Kyle Kuzma. But Los Angeles’ front office recovered to put together valuable pieces around that core to make this team a legit…