LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Mavericks might have planted a seed of doubt in the two-time defending champions' minds while stealing Game 1 and home-court advantage away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
Every year, the All-Defensive teams come out, as voted on by NBA coaches. And every year, we wonder if NBA coaches are watching the same games that we are.
More specifically, we wonder if NBA assistant coaches and team PR personnel are watching the same games that we're watching. Because head coaches often farm out their votes to these sorts of employees, and as a result we get some very confusing lineups.