Just because a person refuses to accept truth when it is presented in a manner which renders it evident and obvious doesn't mean their denial changes the facts of the matter. The truth is the truth.
The NBA is a breeding ground for people who eschew truth, and the evidence is found in the unrealistic faith fans place in their favorite teams.
Most people are well aware before the first dribble of the regular season if their team of choice is a legitimate championship contender, a playoff threat, or headed for the NBA lottery.
This is usually true with a few exceptions, and the irony is found when fans form wishful expectations in their minds and are fully aware their favorite teams will never reach those lofty goals.
In the postseason every nuance of the game becomes significant and people who refuse to recognize the merits of truth are multiplied.
Teams who reach the postseason become victims to the pressure of expectations, and in reality some are just happy to have qualified for the playoffs in the first place.
The postseason of 2010 contains various inherent truths and I have attempted to compile a list which exposes some of the more obvious.
I welcome any respectful debate, as I am sure not all will agree, and I hope you will submit your own versions of truth that I may have overlooked.
In the end the truth is all we have, and in order to recognize a situation for what it is, we have to open our eyes and see. Please enjoy!