Your life is certainly better if you don't make yourself think like a media executive, but the exercise may be useful to those acting confused about why a business-first basketball team with minimal mainstream history and no loud characters has been under-publicized.
You wonder if, given the choice, LeBron James would transform into his younger self. It would improve his championship odds, but his total understanding of the sport would diminish.
With Boston on the verge of getting summarily swept, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Co. are getting plenty of criticism for their ineffectual play, but it's Joe Mazzulla who's become the lead character in this disappointment.
In the current NBA landscape, teams can never have enough wings. Cam Whitmore provides tremendous upside at the position, but also a very high floor.
Since their meeting in the 2020 bubble, the Lakers and Nuggets had two seasons lost due to key injuries. Denver is now a little older and at their competitive zenith while LeBron and A.D. may not have this good of a chance together again.