The NBA season will be fast, furious and frenetic. (Beautiful? Maybe not so much.) And as it opens, the spotlight shines on LeBron James (doesn't it always?) and the Heat. Again.
The NBA will finally open, two months later than usual, to which we say: Season's Greetings! Christmas Day is the right time to tip off the season.
The Chicago Bulls need seasoned veterans more than promising draft picks.
LeBron James is finding out the hard way what losing can do to a man. Now maybe he can learn what losing can do for a man, too.
Take a deep breath, people, and check your hasty conclusions about Dirk and LeBron at the Game 6 door. Got it? Now, relax and enjoy this storybook series before it's too late.
With Caron Butler's reappearance "unlikely," the Mavericks are going to have to look at players already in uniform to score and support Dirk Nowitzki.