NBA TV analyst Steve Smith is a man of many sides. He got his values from his hardworking parents and Muhammad Ali -- though he'd also love to be a pro golfer.
Saturday marks the start of the 2011 NBA playoffs, and there are all kinds of games, from battles for respect to David and Goliath matchups, to keep an eye on.
They don't exhibit the emotion of the Heat, or play under the bright lights of New York City. But the Spurs continue to reign atop the NBA while blending into the background. And no one is complaining.