It's time for the NBA playoffs and it couldn't have come at a better time. Baseball's just warming up & a few months from warranting paying attention to it. Only thing popping off with football is the draft & spring practices in college. Hockey's playoffs have begun, but you can't even find those games on TV if you wanted to. The Lakers appear to be in prime position to repeat, but there are capable teams in both conferences standing in the wings & waiting to take it off their hands. Which makes the NBA playoffs the hot ticket, the intensity picks as the O'Brien trophy is the ultimate prize.
For all the flack that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lebron-james">LeBron</a> received about sitting out a few meaningless late regular season games, it looks like a couple of other teams may been wise to follow his lead.