Right now, 45 games into their season, the Miami Heat are 31-14.
Last year, when LeBron had a supporting cast that was theoretically not even close to being as good as the “supporting cast” he has now, the Cavs, after 45 games, were 34-11. (Is it fair to call LeBron’s current teammates a “supporting cast,” given that one of them is arguably better than he is?)
Why is this? Well, it’s complicated. We’ll explore some of the reasons over the next few weeks.
For now, I’m just pointing it out.