And you still have questions …
Are the New York Knicks for real?
Is Carmelo Anthony finally ready to take his place alongside LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant among the league’s truly elite (winners with numbers to boot)?
Are the Los Angeles Lakers really going to continue to stink up the place the way they have so far?
Are we really going to overlook the Spurs again as they compile the most impressive body of work in the league for what seems like the umpteenth straight year?
Was TNT’s Charles Barkley right about Dwyane Wade aging before our very eyes and slowing down to the point that he’s a shadow of the dominant force he’s been for so many years?
And was James right to tell Charles to just “shut up?”
Are the Golden State Warriors ready for prime time, for real, this time? (Rookie Draymond Green says yes!)
What about the Los Angeles Clippers, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Atlanta Hawks … do they maintain these lofty positions in the standings three, four or five months from now, when the regular season rubber meets the playoff road?
And the list goes on and on.
But that’s what we’re here for, to marry these questions with some answers, as well as a few notes, quotes and other observations on Episode 96 of the Hang Time Podcast. What better time to debate and discuss the league’s current state of affairs than the quarter pole of this marathon season with your hosts Sekou Smith, Lang Whitaker and Rick Fox?
As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, co-hosts Sekou Smith of NBA.com, Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine and Rick Fox of NBA TV, as well as our new super producer Gregg (just like Popovich) Waigand and the best engineer in the business, Jarell “I Heart Peyton Manning” Wall.