i agree. after a serious lull after the bulls were winning, we have some real excitement. watching semi-all star teams like the heat, celtics, magic, lakers, spurs, and maybe the knicks is exciting, but like i said earlier, is so much like a show. like watching the heat is about lebron, wade, and bosh, and hardly about the basketball they play.
its hard to care when a lot of the time, it doesnt look like the players care. but despite how much i disliked seeing lebron and bosh go to the heat, its good for the league. thats the excitement the league needs, now we just need some fights and serious trash talking, but all of that escalates during the playoffs.
i saw some footage of reggie miller and michael jordan fighting, footage i had never seen. watching the espn 30 for 30 on reggie miller was extremely entertaining, and it makes me miss the NBA i started watching when i was younger (mid-late 90s).
but yes, the passion in march madness is so much greater, and is so exciting to watch two random and equal teams fight it out. what was better than the ncaa finals last year, with duke and butler? almost a buzzer beater from the BIG underdog....doesnt get much better than that