The king has spoken

Despite an illusion of parity, no one is taking LeBron James' throne

Originally Published: February 25, 2013
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

THE 2012-13 NBA SEASON is a tease. It is a restaurant advertising its food in slow motion to make it look more appealing. It is a friendly smile that is mistaken for romantic interest. It is Tony Romo passing for 350 yards this week, making you think it will translate into a big-time playoff performance next week.

This season has wonderful narratives: Kyrie Irving is terrific. The Knicks are simmering, close to a boil, a potential danger once the snow melts. The ...

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