NBA Parity? It's the Heat and Everybody Else

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THE 2012-13 NBA SEASON is a tease. It is a restaurant advertising its food in slow motion to make it look more appealing. It is a friendly smile that is mistaken for romantic interest. It is Tony Romo passing for 350 yards this week, making you think it will translate into a big-time playoff performance next week.

This season has wonderful narratives: Kyrie Irving is terrific. The Knicks are simmering, close to a boil, a potential danger once the snow melts. The Thunder are right on schedule in their championship ascension, thus far defending their Western Conference title with cold efficiency. The Spurs, in their never-ending twilight, just win and win. And there is fun to be had in Houston, Oakland and Indianapolis and even, it seems in the...

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