Everyone wants to grab the Heat's crown, but which teams made the right moves to put themselves in position to grab it? Scoop Jackson takes a look.
Ten things we'll learn in the 2013 NBA playoffs, from whether Dwight Howard is right to the Heat's historical standing.
In the span of 10 days, Jared Sullinger went from knowing that he was going to be a lottery pick to not being invited to the NBA Draft.
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?
Was that a hip-hop icon or a part-owner of the Nets who went into the Kentucky locker room during the NCAA tournament? Was it Jay-Z or Shawn Carter? Can they co-exist in the NBA?
Ray Allen now owns the 3-point record, but he won't let it define him.
Three days (and nights) deep into this so-far perfect NBA season, and the thought that this could all disappear lingers. Damn you, David Stern. Damn you, owners. Damn you, Billy Hunter. Damn you, NBPA.
This most eventful of NBA offseasons has given rise to question after question after question. It's time for the answers. So let the games begin!
Two of the NBA's most misunderstood men faced off for the title on Thursday. The way Ron Artest and Rasheed Wallace finished up ought to change your mind about champions.
When even a 'Kobe Being Kobe' performance like his breakout in Game 5 doesn't do it, it's time to start wondering: Will the rest of the Finals be what defines Kobe Bryant's career?
For the first time in the Finals, the refs were invisible during Game 4. But what took them so long to disappear? And can they stay out of sight in Game 5?
Rajon Rondo hasn't been playing in obscurity by any means. Fans know about him. His peers know about him. So what's taken the media so long to catch on to his greatness?
He played out of step, as if the weight of the world (not to mention Pau Gasol) was on his shoulders in Game 1. So the question begins again: What's wrong with Kevin Garnett?
Twenty facts about the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals that no one will admit.
Orlando has plenty of options for making the Magic happen, but all that wizardry from its stars won't work if Matt Barnes can't conjure up a nasty way to keep the Celtics at bay.
He might be the greatest unknown in the NBA playoffs right now. Is Kevin Garnett too old? Too lame? No longer so sure of himself? One writer's faith in 'The Kid' is being tested.