"Chris, Jerry [West] talked a lot about the need for a superstar to be brought in at some point. Do you feel the same?"
Wallace: "That's the accepted route -- that an NBA team gets one great player. But it doesn't always have to be that way. Detroit won without one big star player. They won as a team of talented players. There wasn't one rainmaker in every clutch situation. The offensive responsibilities were distributed and they won with a major league defense.
"Finding that one player who is among the best one or two in the league is a fleeting proposition. Not having that doesn't mean that you can't have a winning team. You can overcome the impact of one great individual if you focus on developing a strong team."
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