Ric Bucher, from the June 14, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine, on "sweet spots" in the NBA Finals -- special places on the floor for riflemen like Paul Pierce, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant and even the heroes of yesteryear like MJ and Bird.
These folks aren't the only single-minded souls in the league, but they're the best of the obsessed.
Picking an MVP is hard to do. Defining the honor in several ways yields a bumper crop of winners, Ric Bucher writes.
Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant are proving their worth against the Spurs' award-winning duo.
The Spurs didn't believe they could win a title until Manu Ginobili showed them that they can.