A lot of people are saying that the Toronto Raptors' championship triumph should have an asterisk because of the Warriors being banged up mostly. I say the Raptors took advantage of struggles by the Warriors, not so much in the sense of, "the Raptors won because of a less-than-100% Warriors team." You know, I almost look at the Raptors' 2018-2019 run more like when Toyota won Le Mans outright last year even without the presence of Porsche and Audi in the top level of competition. Some people make it seem like the Raptors aren't all that good because they didn't take on a full-strength Warriors. No- you take what's given to you and make the most of what is there. Surely beating a full-strength Warriors would make the Raptors' title run better, but they still took advantage of the situation and become champs. How do you see this? As I look back on my Houston Rockets from this past season, I still think this team can be much better than what they've shown. As much as I am awed by James Harden, I still don't think he is really the one who can lead a team to a championship. Failing constantly to Golden State has really befuddled the Rockets. It kind of seems like when there isn't as much pressure in playoff games, they fail. I recall when the Rockets had a chance to put away a weakened San Antonio Spurs team, they ended up being eliminated at home, losing by 39 or so facing elimination. You then had a mostly weakened Golden State Warriors- still failed. The Rockets are going to be around. However, getting over that hump and actually being championship material is still a far-fetched concept. Maybe the Rockets need to blow it up and shake up the core. I am hopeful they can figure it out and put together a team that can actually contend and can return to the NBA Finals instead of always falling short. Only other things I want to say about this past season is that I have been very sold on Luka Doncic on the Dallas Mavericks. L. Doncic was the truth when he came into the NBA, and he asserted himself quite well in his first season. I actually think he'll be the reason Dallas wins another NBA Championship if indeed Dallas contends for another NBA Championship. Any other thoughts you'd like to share or answer my question about the Raptors?