The Cavs are undefeated at home ... how good is this Lebron fellah?

The Cavs are undefeated at home ... how good is this Lebron fellah?

The BCS National Championship game is right around the corner and the NFL playoffs are in full swing.

Chances are, you have no idea the NBA season has nearly reached its midway point – I didn’t.

I consider myself among the “casual NBA fan until football finishes up” group.

So what is going on in the NBA?

Like many, the extent of my knowledge was that the Lakers and Celtics are really, really good.

I figured as someone whose bills are paid thanks to sports, I should probably take a look at what the hell is going on in the NBA. Fine, maybe it had something to do with the Colts being knocked out of the playoffs.

Anyway, here’s what I found.

1.) Yes, the Celtics and Lakers are really, really good … and so are the Cavaliers apparently (27-6). Last time I checked the Cavs still hadn’t surrounded LeBron James with much talent to speak of. Guess the guy’s that good.

2.) The Spurs will never, ever go away. Manu Ginobili didn’t get on the court until late November and Tim Duncan is 53 years old, yet the Spurs lead their division (23-11). Could this be the most underappreciated team in sports? Think about this. Since 1977 the Spurs have made the playoffs 28 times. Oh, and they’ve won the championship in four of the last 10 seasons.

3.) Dwight Howard is a monster. I watched the first half of the Magic/Hornets game on Christmas day and that’s the only thought that stuck with me … Dwight Howard is a monster. He looks like The Incredible Hulk on roids. I never thought there’d be a second-coming of Shaq, but this guy’s close. He leads the league in rebounding (13.6) and blocks (3.47 … no that’s not a misprint).

4.)  The East is still weak. If the playoffs started today, the Utah Jazz wouldn’t make it in the West with their 19-15 record. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks would make the playoff field in the East with a losing record (17-19).

5.) The NBA isn’t as fun when the team you follow is pathetic. After making the playoffs in 16 out of 17 seasons, the Pacers will be on the outside looking in for the third consecutive season. But this year, they won’t even make a push for the eight-spot. So this is what it feels like to be a Clippers fan.