Updated Nov. 2
Less than a week into the 2010-11 NBA season, already things are looking a whole lot like last year.
You have a Big Four once again, featuring LeBron James' team and the Lakers, Celtics and Magic.
|The time for Anthony to wipe his hands clean of the Nuggets may be fast approaching. (Getty Images)|
And you have, despite new coaches here and new owners there, a bunch of clubs who'll dream about signing Carmelo Anthony next summer but who have a much better chance of winning the lottery.
It started with the Celtics beating LeBron, just as they did on opening night a year ago.
With a superstar (Anthony) counting days before making his "decision."
And with the Nets streaking ... although this year it is in the opposite direction.
In the week or so since the CBSSports.com NBA Power Rankings debuted for 2010-11, there has been a mass shuffling of the teams jostling for the No. 5 position. But the top four -- the only quartet that really matters -- remains pretty much the same despite the Heat's early stumble.
After all, nobody lands on their feet after taking their first step.