If you can get beyond the bromides of the rudimentary who-ya-got MVP discussions that abound, there is the democratic nature of them.
There are still plenty of worthwhile, interesting and important games though, including Nuggets/Blazers and a big week of road games for the Wizards, which includes the Game of the Week in Oakland on Sunday.
The Pistons came into this season looking to take another step forward, but instead tumbled back, in part to some concerning performances by their two franchise pillars. So instead of doubling down on a perplexing present, Detroit would be wise to start finding answers to questions about their future right now.
The one-two punch of a shifting league and Father Time have already won Rajon Rondo's battle. But this stretch may just save Rondo's career. Put the ball in his hands, surround him with shooters, and decent NBA offense can be yours-in limited minutes.
LaVar is preceding his sons' feats with a reel of hyperbolic myth-making that turns them into more than athletes. Before any of them have taken a shot in the NBA, the Ball family have already become legend.