The NCAA tournament is here! You know what that means?
No, not that workers across America will be much less productive for the next few weeks, though $1.2 billion worth of labor is a lot to lose.
Rather, I'm referring to the stretch run of the NBA's regular season. We're just a month away from the Association's version of March Madness, albeit one that lasts more than twice as long across April, May and June.
The exciting experience of watching college kids fight for their teams' survival should serve as a solid primer for the 2014 edition of the NBA's "Hunger Games," to say the least. It can be easy to lose sight of how intense pro basketball can be around this time of year, with so many teams tanking toward the bottom of the standings while those at the top rest their stars for long playoff runs.
That split can and often does shake up our power rankings. It certainly did last week. Read on to see if the same holds true this week.