We take a look at the state of the league with the NBA playoffs right around the corner.
Two and a half weeks left, and there’s a healthy amount of theatre still to witness. The East is getting tight both in the middle and at the bottom, with four teams neck-and-neck for home court and three fighting for the final seed, with the Pistons creating some space, the Bulls imploding and the Wizards fading. Out West, the final four playoff spots remain pretty fluid, with the Mavericks possibly the odd team out thanks to a precipitous slide. Of course, Kobe’s retiring, and yes, the Spurs are starting to rest easy, and no, we were not unaware that the Warriors are chasing Michael Jordan and the Bulls. You don’t say.
So what’s the scenario? In short, the stakes remain fairly high. It’s time for casual fans to start playing catch-up and regular viewers to enjoy the payoff. That is, before we do this all again for another two months, just with extra gravitas. And of course, you can’t spell gravitas without “Power Rankings.”