Couldn't help but notice Charles Barkley last night saying that the Spurs were left weary by their six-game win over the Mavericks.
It was Barkley's contention that the Spurs had a knock-down, drag-out with the Mavericks and they weren't able to recover in time to handle the surprisingly tough Suns.
Maybe there's some merit to that, but it doesn't provide much consolation to the Mavericks.
What does offer more reason for thoughtful reflection is the response to my column about LeBron James and how Maverick fans should be Celtic fans because a round two win by Boston over LeBron James and the Cavs would increase the odds of James leaving Cleveland via free agency.
I've been called an idiot several times already today.
No argument there.
But some people have seen the possibilities. Is LeBron all that giddy about joining a New York or New Jersey team that has zero star power at the moment?
Maybe, if his buddy Dwyane Wade comes, too. But if he comes to the Mavericks, he's already got a superstar alongside him, plus one that would gladly defer and give up the heat of the spotlight for the newcomer. With Nowitzki and Jason Kidd and Jason Terry hoisting open jumpers, James would have the rare opportunity to lead the league in both scoring and assists.
Even Barkley said he could see scenarios where the Mavericks could be players on the free-agent market.
And if he can see it, you know it must be plain as day.