The Miami Heat's victory in the NBA Finals gave LeBron James a chance to finally discard a lot of baggage.
The 2012 NBA Finals match up two great teams and great individual players. Game 1, not surprisingly, went to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The rest should be fun to watch.
The issues are complex and the stakes are high, but the NBA's labor issues can be addressed if the owners can find ways to tweak the game's financial structure.
He grew up with them in New York and followed them to L.A. But now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's lifelong love affair with the Dodgers is being tested by the Frank McCourt ownership era.