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Secret to NBA success? Able bodies

Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash, Derrick Rose … the injury factor looms especially large

Originally Published: January 18, 2012
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

It took little more than an hour of Week 1 of the NFL regular season to determine definitively that unprecedented offense, offense unchecked and unabated, would be the theme of the fall and winter. Remember? Drew Brees threw for 419 yards in a 42-34 shootout loss to Green Bay in the opener, followed that weekend by a 517-yard passing performance by Tom Brady and a 422-yard outing by Cam Newton?

It hasn't taken much more time than that to figure out the theme of the 2012 ...

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