As Lance Stephenson enters the Eastern Conference finals three years into his NBA career, finally proving that he may have been "born to play this sport," there is a heavy mixture of hope and doubt surrounding what is about to happen next.
We knew the Heat were going to be an offensive fireworks display. But the way D-Wade, LeBron and Bosh are playing in-your-face defense right now? Who'd have thunk it?
Call it the genius of Pat Riley. Scoop Jackson says Riley knew last June that he needed to be the coach of the Heat.