I guess I did a poor job of emphasizing that this isn't about comparing talent, its about comparing the perception by the media of what is going on behind closed doors by management. in the Mavs case, the media attention both national and local was almost always negative. They always did something wrong according to the media. Same thong with the cowboys.
And when the Mavs proved everyone wrong, of course everyone forgot about all of the things that were wrong with the team.my point is that the media does a fantastic job of convincing us that they have it all figured out, when alot of the time its just fodder to try top remain relevant.