You remember when the Cleveland Cavaliers were, like, the worst team ever? When they were under .500 and the coach was about to get fired and the stars couldn't play together and LeBron was supposedly secretly tweeting that he wanted to go back to Miami and Kevin Love was being benched and ZOMG WORST TEAM EVER?
And anybody who said, "eh, takes some time to work out the kinks" got laughed at and mocked and told that this was in no way, shape or form like the James-Wade-Bosh Heat, who also needed some shakedown cruise time to find their groove?
Twenty games later, they've put on an 18-2 run. They've added a rim protector and a pure shooter. They got LeBron a little rest and they got used to playing with each other (and for their coach).
Like you knew they would.
Is it a perfect team? No. But those don't exist, and with Derrick Rose on the shelf again there's no one in the Eastern Conference who can even slow them down. Which is something that everyone can agree on, particularly after their shellacking of Golden State the other night.
Just like 20 games ago, everyone agreed they were in trouble. But we won't talk about that.