Since the last weekly progress report, the Miami Heat went 3-0, Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian officially exchanged reproductive organs on the TV show X-Factor and the Los Angeles Lakers threw a vicious elbow to the Nielsen ratings of Oklahoma City's newest soap opera, "As the Beard Turns," by firing their head coach five games into the season.
Oh yeah, and there was a presidential election that took place somewhere in between.
Other facts worth mentioning?
1) The Heat are still first in team offensive statistics.
2) They are 26th in team defensive statistics, which is based on a team's rebounds, blocks and assists.
3) They are 26th in the league in team rebounding.
All in all, the team currently stands atop the Southeast Division in first place and possesses the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Which is why, for whatever the Heat's shortcomings, it is still very early in the season, and its single biggest development (the addition of Ray Allen) has been nothing short of a success thus far.