Charles Barkley says he'd rather not win a title than be on a super team

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The current NBA era continues to be dominated by 'super teams' as elite players are joining forces across the league almost on a yearly basis.

In the biggest of the 'super teams' currently in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors shocked everybody when they somehow managed to add a fifth All-Star to their ranks this week.

DeMarcus Cousins agreed to join the two-time defending champions on a one-year, $5.3 million contract.

As well as the big man, Paul George re-signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder to continue playing alongside Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul committed his future to the Houston Rockets on a long-term deal that will see him and James Harden as a tandem for years to come.

The Los Angeles Lakers are seeking to put a star-studded team of their own together after they pulled off the biggest free agent signing of the summer by landing LeBron James.

They're locked in trade discussions with the San Antonio Spurs in the hope of adding Kawhi Leonard to their ranks.

To compete in this era, it's become vital to have multiple All-Stars on the same team.

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Opposition

But this trend seems to irk former players from past generations and one man who continuously makes it clear that he's opposed to it is Charles Barkley.

After the latest wave of moves in free agency, the Hall of Famer once again spoke out about how he isn't a fan of the new-age NBA.

"I would rather not win than be on a super team," Barkley told Fred Ennette on the Unnecessary Roughness podcast.

"It doesn't matter what option you are. Sports are about competition. It's about competition. Like, I admire Patrick Ewing for trying to bring a championship to New York.

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"I admire Reggie Miller for trying to bring a championship. I admire Michael Jordan for not leaving when they got beat by the Pistons every year. He didn't pack up and say, 'Let me play with Magic [Johnson] or [Larry] Bird.'

"There's something to be said -- When Dirk Nowitzki finally won the championship -- he could be like: 'Yes, I did this.'

"It's easy to get a bunch of superstars or really good players together and say, 'Let's build a super team.'"

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It may be more common now than ever before, but super teams aren't new.

We've been seeing it over the last 10 years with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and now the Warriors being the most notable as they won championships.

Barkley may not like it, but it's just the way the NBA works today.

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