On the Miami Heat: "There is no dramatic tension to this NBA regular season. None. It is obvious the Southeast Division is Miami's to win with yawning ease. It is obvious Miami will get to, and get through, at least the first round of the playoffs before anything resembling actual competition kicks in."
That was written on Dec. 5. A wise man didn't say that. I did. Right here in the blog. You could look it up.
Here's what has changed in the nearly three months since: Nothing.
I'm setting my watch for April. Until then, I'm ignoring it all. The inability to beat the best teams. The six-game winning streak against lambs. Pat Riley's incessant hand-wringing over his team's mental focus. All of it.
Doesn't matter. Not now. In five, six weeks, then we begin to know.