Eggs and Chickens Isn't it? LeBron wasn't a "superstar" for most people until he won.... Kobe wasn't until he did it sans Shaq..... Magic was Tragic for most Laker fans until the mid to late 80's teams.... Hakeem was an athletic freak but not a superstar until he won..... Jordan was a star but not the legend until he won....
The Detroit example is a good one. I'd say their teams in the late 80's were similar as Zeke was not in his prime and not the best player in those 2 wins and 3 appearances.
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