With less teams the league games would be like mini_All-star games every night. Consolidation would make the NBA RIDICULOUSLY ENTERTAINING. No more whack teams with sorry a.ss line UPS. Just
True ballers every night.
maybe for the first 5 years or so. but eventually, once a new crop of talent comes in, you wont even be able to tell the difference. it's easy to say "put kevin love on the lakers and they'd be amazing." but kevin love, as we know him, probably wouldn't even exist had he been with the lakers his entire career. dude would probably be putting up kris humphries numbers.
long term, contraction is just gonna hide players who could otherwise be balling out. sorta like how gerald wallace was rotting on sacramento's bench until he got to charlotte and became an all star. then people will be asking for even more contraction. and even more contraction. and even more contraction.