Biggest Question Every NBA Title Contender Must Answer in 2013

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Biggest Question Every NBA Title Contender Must Answer in 2013
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As the NBA season stands today, a handful of teams have emerged as serious title contenders. But fans of those teams should know that championships never come on a silver platter.

Even the best teams have major flaws, and ignoring them won't help matters at all. Each must be addressed, lest the fans finish the season disappointed.

For example, what's happened to the Miami Heat's defense? After locking down every opponent last season, their defense has crumbled in 2012-13, specifically in the rebounding department.

In the case of the New York Knicks, are they for real or is this fine play going to stop once Amar'e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert return from injury?

Regardless of the answer, each contending team must ask that question.

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