TrueHoop reader Aaron emails:
The NBA should create a team comprised entirely of former All-Stars who are planning to retire soon.
THE PROBLEM: Every off-season there is slew of former All-Stars that declare that if traded/signed they will only play for a contender. The problem is they are usually only at about 70% of their All-Star production, max.
THE SOLUTION: A franchise (based in Vegas) could make roster spots available to any former All-Star. A player also has to be at least, say, 32 and have played on one All-Star squad to be eligible for the team.
Think about it, the team would always be "a contender" on some level. It would be fun to watch a ramshackle Dream Team fight for a play-off spot. They could even play it up by wearing goggles and knee pads. It would probably be a little demeaning on some level, but I would think there would be a lot of pride on that squad, like old guys at an open gym.
It's also similar to when stage performers start working the Vegas circuit.