Adam Silver has been a proponent of increasing the amount of parity in the NBA dating back to when he was deputy commissioner under David Stern.
The NBA's next collective bargaining agreement is expected to further increase parity as it will significantly punish any teams who go well over the luxury tax to the second apron.
"Well, I think there's enormous benefit," said Adam Silver when asked about parity this season. "I get the question asked, too, sort of the converse of that question is are dynasties good for the league. My ultimate view is competition is great for the league, and if as a result dynasties are made, I think that's great, too. So I'm not against seeing repeat championships.
"On the other hand, whoever wins this year it'll be the fifth consecutive year where we have a new team winning a championship.
"When you think about a 30-team league, and it's not just the fans in those markets but fans increasingly all over the world who follow a team in that particular market maybe because they have an affinity for that style of play or a particular player on that team or some created connection to that city, you want a league where everyone feels that if the team that they are rooting for is well-managed and gets a little bit lucky, too, that's necessary, that they can truly compete for championships.
"I think this increased parity we're seeing around the league is fantastic. It's part by design, too. Through successive collective bargaining agreements and the one we just negotiated, there's some new provisions in that one, as well, that we hope will help even the playing field to a certain extent.
"It's important to point out, as well, that we only can make those changes with the partnership and cooperation of the players. We sit down with them. In a way, they're not that different than fans. You have the greatest players in the world coming together on 30 different teams. They want to compete, too. At the end of the day, they want a level playing field.
"They of course also want the opportunity to become free agents and the opportunity to potentially move to a different market depending on the circumstances. But we both have the same interest at the end of the day.
"Just lastly, I think something I pointed out before, it's changes in the CBA, which I think have been effective to a certain degree, but also there's societal changes because of social media and the amount of distribution that in terms of players being able to get the recognition, I think it's less important as it was in the old days to be in particular markets.
"We're seeing that -- Nikola Jokic, clearly a global superstar, two-time MVP playing here in Denver, and because of the success Miami has had, sometimes people think of it, frankly, as a larger market than it actually is.
"I'm pleased with it. I recognize that there's a bit of randomness to it, too, but we're seeing a really, I think, positive trend line in terms of competition."