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What rule would you change or add to prevent the poor from staying poor?

With the most recent "rich-getting-richer" kind of trade, it is almost a safe bet that the Lakers would come out as West champs again barring injuries to their stars. Add the Miami "collusion" plus a stronger bench next season, many are already assuming a LAL-MIA finals mainly because of their rosters.

With this in mind, is there anything the league brass can do (should they feel the urge) to level the playing field between the small market teams and the big market teams? I'm talking about thinking outside the box like allowing only 1 year contracts for every player or previous year's all-stars are not allowed to be teammates. Something. Anything. I am just tired of seeing the big boys always bullying the little ones.

Just for your reference, below is a list of all the teams that have already won at least one championship:

Championships Team Years
17 Boston Celtics 2007-08, 1985-86, 1983-84, 1980-81, 1975-76, 1973-74, 1968-69,
1967-68, 1965-66, 1964-65, 1963-64, 1962-63, 1961-62,
1960-61, 1959-60, 1958-59, 1956-57
16 Los Angeles Lakers 2009-10, 2008-09, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1999-00, 1987-88 , 1986-87,
1984-85, 1981-82, 1979-80, 1971-72
(as Los Angeles Lakers)
1953-54, 1952-53, 1951-52, 1949-50, 1948-49
(as Minneapolis Lakers)
6 Chicago Bulls 1997-98, 1996-97, 1995-96, 1992-93, 1991-92, 1990-91
4 San Antonio Spurs 2006-07, 2004-05, 2002-03, 1998-99
3 Detroit Pistons 2003-04, 1989-90, 1988-89
3 Golden State Warriors 1974-75 (as Golden State Warriors)
1955-56, 1946-47 (as Philadelphia Warriors)
3 Philadelphia 76ers 1982-83, 1966-67 (as Philadelphia 76ers)
1954-55 (as Syracuse Nationals)
2 Houston Rockets 1994-95, 1993-94
2 Miami Heat 2011-12, 2005-06
2 New York Knicks 1972-73, 1969-70
1 Atlanta Hawks 1957-58 (as St. Louis Hawks)
1 Baltimore Bullets
(defunct franchise)
1947-48
1 Dallas Mavericks 2010-11
1 Milwaukee Bucks 1970-71
1 Oklahoma City Thunder 1978-79 (as Seattle Supersonics)
1 Portland Trail Blazers 1976-77
1 Sacramento Kings 1950-51 (as Rochester Royals)
1 Washington Wizards 1977-78 (as Washington Bullets)


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