There is no better show in sports than NBA basketball. Sure, an 82-game season can make for some down time, but each night of this 82-game marathon offers match-ups between two of the best players in the world at their position.
After this seemingly endless tug-of-war for playoff seeding, the real fun starts: NBA Playoffs.
The 82-game "pre-season" is now a reference point for the "real season". Match-ups are intensified and every play is magnified. Heroes are born and goats are exposed.
And it's all within our ear shot, assuming you are lucky enough to get those lower-bowl playoff tickets.
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Heat OK after victory over Lakers
Loss to Chicago raises concerns
Recent losses a good thing?
Dr. Phil's Analysis
2011 NBA post-trade deadline playoff predictions
Who will win it all?
Second season greetings
The NBA Body
The NBA could use a couple changes
Part 1/Part 2
Let's Make a Deal
Cavs, Suns, Hawks, Blazers, Knicks, and Nuggets
Players by position
Reasons why there may not be a Heat-Lakers 2011 Finals
Team basketball should be celebrated
Fantasy vs. Reality
Raymond Felton, Chauncey Billups, or Chris Paul?