The NBA and basketball provides sports players with one of the few sporting environments in which one player can make all the difference.
We have all seen it before with the way Michael Jordan inspired the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990's, and these days LeBron James provides similar big game guidance for his two-time reigning NBA Champion Miami Heat side.
It seems every team has their star, the Heat have LeBron, the Pacers have Paul George, Clippers need Blake Griffin and Oklahoma City definitely rely heavily upon Kevin Durant.
But what about the San Antonio Spurs? Can they be classed as the best all round team in the NBA right now because they don't have a clear star?
Currently the top seven teams in the NBA are the Pacers (46-15), Thunder (46-16), Spurs (45-16), Heat (43-16), Blazers (42-19), Rockets (42-19) and Clippers (43-20).
Out of those seven teams, six of them have at least one player that has scored more than 20 points per game this season.
The only one who hasn't? The Spurs. That's right, the team with the third best record in the NBA are a team in ever sense of the word.
The Pacers have George shooting at 22.3 points per game, Durant has 31.8 for the Thunder, James has 27.2 for Heat, LaMarcus Aldridge has pilled up 23.5 for the Blazers, Rockets have 24.5 with James Harden, and Griffin leads the Clippers with 24.1.
Tony Parker acts as the top scorer for the Spurs with a mere 17.6 points per game, proving that San Antonio don't rely on one player to dominate all.
Unlike many other NBA teams, the Spurs have six players with over ten points per game on their roster.
Couple that with a strong defense and there is no wonder why people are talking about San Antonio has possible NBA title contenders again.
Last night's performance against the Heat showed their dominance for all to see as the kept Miami to only 87 points in a big win for the Spurs.
The signs of improvement have been there is recent times for the Western Conference side ever since they beat the LA Clippers on the road by ten points without three starters including Parker in February.
It remains to be seen whether the Spurs can recreate their heroics of making the NBA Finals for the second year running, but with team play like this they have every chance.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms