NBA Playoffs 2011: LA Lakers Won't 3-Peat and the 5 Biggest Overreactions so Far

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NBA Playoffs 2011: LA Lakers Won't 3-Peat and the 5 Biggest Overreactions so Far
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The 2011 NBA Playoffs have arrived.

16 teams battled through the 82-game grind to earn a shot at the title. Now the real season starts.

The 2011 NBA Playoffs may go down as the best in recent history. Just a few days into the postseason, we have already witnessed dramatic finishes and surprising upsets.

In the Western Conference, the top two seeds both lost their first game—the first time that has happened since the playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1984.

The Lakers were beaten by the Hornets, and all of a sudden their shot at a three-peat is over. The Spurs lost a close game to the Grizzlies, and everyone says they are done.

In the 24/7 news cycle, we overanalyze and overreact to everything. The 2011 playoffs have been no different.

Here are the five biggest overreactions of the playoffs thus far.

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