In sports, we’ve lately seen teams get hot late in the season and run the table like baseball’s Cardinals and football’s Giants. On the flip side, we’ve also seen 1st and 2nd seeds bounced in the first round regularly in a sport like hockey. But for the most part, basketball is different. Come playoff time, you pretty much know who will be the NBA’s Final Four. Many would argue they know before the season even starts. Even today, with half a season left (albeit an abbreviated one), you can pencil in MIA vs CHI in the East and OKC vs someone in the West. Check that. You can pen them in. I believe basketball truly has the best athletes in the world. And moreso than in other sports, the cream rises to the top almost every time. Sure, last season the Spurs were dominant but exited early. There never is a sure thing (that’s the beauty of sports). This season, we’ll see if the Knicks can get it together or if the Celtics can hold it together for one last run with an aging Big 3. But can you really see either of them getting by the Heat or the Bulls? Not in the No Fluke NBA.