Originally Posted by jrong
With all due respect, what player on the Hawks bears national significance? The Heat have the leading scorer in the league and an MVP candidate.
The Hawks will have beat Cleveland (and I'll be rooting for you all the way if you guys are the ones to play them), or at least you'll play them very, very tough for the national media to consider you an important story. All the Heat have to do is just get into a series with them, however, for it to be an important story, because of the James/ Wade matchup.
How does Moon have national significance? He is just a 7 ppg role player. Marvin averages twice as many points as Moon but somehow Moon's health is a big story.