By Spike: Before the season started, there were many people, including myself, who thought that the Miami Heat would win the NBA Championship this year. I still think that’s possible, but the Lakers are going to have quite a bit to say about that.
It took no more than 60 seconds. A minute or so into the game that former player and NBA TV analyst Steve Smith called “the most anticipated pre-season game of all time,” I actually started to laugh out loud.
As they often say in baseball, it’s a long season. What a difference a few months makes.