This Heat team, with superstar forward LeBron James playing as though he’s the best player in the world, and superstar guard Dwyane Wade playing as though he’s still a top-three player in the world, might be the best the franchise has ever seen.
There are two ways to look at this. One is that Westbrook is making the necessary strides to gain control of his emotions and make the proper play in big games.
The other? When Westbrook is the tone-setter for your team’s composure, you may have issues.
NEW YORK — When you are playing devil’s advocate and you cannot even get through a devil’s advocate question, you know you have struck a nerve.
Especially if the subject of your line of questioning immediately goes on the defensive the way Knicks coach Mike Woodson did Sunday afternoon when I tried to play devil’s advocate in the interview room.
If you wanted to compare the possibilities of who might be the next U.S. Olympic basketball coach to the weather, the following would make perfect sense:
A heat wave will soon hit Antarctica, a driving rainstorm will be pelting the Sahara and Jerry Colangelo will no doubt hire Gregg Popovich.