NBA: Top 5 storylines of the first 10 games of the season

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The top 5 storylines of the 2021-22 NBA season through the first three weeks. 

Time does fly when you’re having fun. It feels like only yesterday I was itching for the NBA to return and then all of a sudden nearly every team has played at least 10 games. It’s so chaotic with games being played every day, it’s hard to keep up, but that is part of the charm the NBA brings.

Even though the season still feels fresh, we already have so much to talk about. Who is doing well? Who is underperforming? Who has emerged as a star and who has been disappointing so far? With each day we get more and more information, but with what’s already happened, here are my top 5 stories of the NBA season thus far.

5. The Miami Heat is the best organization in the NBA

Each NBA team is a whole lot more than the players you see on the court. Every franchise has hundreds of people working for them, from the general managers all the way down to those selling game programs outside the stadiums.

Some organizations are better run than others, and there’s no doubt in my mind that the Miami Heat have the best team in the entire league. Right the way through, you find class at every level, and it all starts with Pat Riley.

All he does is win, from when he first stepped foot in the NBA back in 1967 as a player, to now as president of the Miami Heat. He has 10 NBA rings from his varying roles in the league, and he is consistently part of winning teams with this season being no different.

The Heat are 7-3 through their first 10 games and Jimmy Butler is a current MVP front-runner. The aura that surrounds the FTX Arena has been extremely positive for a while now. This is why Butler wanted to go there from Philadelphia, it’s why Kyle Lowry chose Miami when he left Toronto, and it’s why other players will do the same in the future.

Players and agents have a lot of confidence that Miami is going to be competitive going forward, and that’s all thanks to the superb leadership from those at the top.