It's inevitable the Heat will emerge from the East. But which Western team will join them? And how much of a fighting chance do they have?
As the NBA playoffs approach, the Miami Heat certainly have the look of a champion, but it's too early to write off the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and a few other contenders for the 2013 NBA title.
LeBron James has gone from hometown hero to hated villain. Will that reputation hurt his support in the NBA Finals? Our writers weigh in, and South Beach isn't looking so sunny.
In this week's roundtable, our writers break down the captivating story of Jeremy Lin, his rise to NBA stardom and what it all means for the league.