Does Size Still Matter in the NBA?
The NBA is a follow-the-leader league, so when the Miami Heat captured the Finals with talent, quickness, versatility, with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh but without significant size or a dominant post player, several team execs starting philosophically trending toward smaller, quicker, more athletic players. And then the Lakers acquired Dwight Howard. So now what?
Couple the Lakers’ long and powerful frontcourt of Howard/Pau Gasol with the Gasol brothers’ near-upset of Team USA in Sunday’s gold-medal game, and just like that, size again matters.