With LeBron looking mortal, the Warriors looking unstoppable, and the Celtics emerging as a long-term threat, James's future as the NBA's alpha male is suddenly in question. Where does the King go from here?
The Thunder are on the brink of elimination, and while it makes sense to focus on Russell Westbrook's shortcomings, it's more prudent to wonder what this series says about Paul George and his impending free agency.
The highs and lows have become more extreme for the Cavs, but the general rhythms remain the same. LeBron looks immortal, the team occasionally looks like a disaster, and we're all left guessing what's next.
While the playoffs are all about stars, those individual talents can't complete the task at hand without their teammates. To shine a light on those secondary players, we present seven sidekicks who could define the NBA postseason.