NBA: Sorry LA and Miami, but the Best B-Ball Is Being Played in the Southwest

December 27th, 2010 by Pat DeCola Leave a reply »
Florida and California.

Destination getaways filled with sandy beaches, beautiful people and subpar basketball.

Yes, Los Angeles is 12 games over .500 and it appears Miami has finally come together to be the super squad it promised it would be.

This season, however, the standard for excellence has been set high by such teams as the Spurs and Mavs (who, combined, have as many losses as the Lakers) and the 21-10 Thunder; it has become abundantly clear that the best basketball isn’t being played on the sunny coasts anymore.

The bar has been set, instead, by the Southwest teams.

Take into consideration that the Lakers’ most significant win this season was against the Carlos Boozer-less Bulls in November and the 21-9 record they currently boast is less than impressive.

The 98-91 win over Chicago stands as the Lakers’ sole victory over a team with a record greater than .500.


Now take a look at the Heat’s best win, arguably the over-hyped Christmas victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles, and the suddenly motivated Miami squad isn’t looking as ferocious.

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