Well, it isn't.
Since last year's dogfight between the Heat and the Thunder, the competition in both the Eastern and Western conference has begun to heat up. Unlike past years in the NBA, the clear distinction between elite championship teams and playoff fillers has become a bit fuzzy.
While some may argue that the road to the championship still runs through teams like the Heat, Thunder, Knicks and even the Clippers, a group of sleeper teams could change that. Here are four teams that could shock fans and make a run at the title this coming June.