A Miami Heat fan asked which team I’m rooting for in the playoffs, I said, the Heat all because (with the early departure of the Knicks, Celtics and Lakers (the 3 biggest threat) and rebuilding under way) it’s their best chance to win in the Finals, next season, competition will be stiff like never before. Luck, of course, is a huge factor in winning if the game winds down to the last second. I have no connection with any of them, obviously. I’m not even in favor of superstars merging together for dynasty purposes especially with Lebron’s move to Southbeach. Competition and Salary may be the two greatest motivators but not the be- all and end- all of hoops. I watch NBA to be entertained by talented ball handlers, sharp shooters, alley- oops, high- flying dunks, acrobatic shots, buzzer beaters, team work and come from behind. We’ll see.