Just a few months ago, I wrote this piece about the Cleveland Cavaliers. Things were bad in Cleveland. Very bad.
Despite the preseason hype, the Cavs were as disjointed as a team could be. LeBron James was out nursing various injuries, but was also hardly the four-time MVP everyone remembered. Reports of distrust and disapproval of new coach David Blatt ran rampant. It was, in no uncertain terms, a mess.
That same team is now going to the NBA Finals. Amazingly, the journey they went through to get there seemed to start at this point, when things looked the bleakest.