Among the most intriguing elements of the Miami Heat's championship drive was how they evolved.

They started the season in a track meet. Then the lockout-compacted schedule drained their legs and their offense, with LeBron James moving into the post. All the while, they played almost exclusively through the regular season with a true center in the middle, be it Joel Anthony, Ronny Turiaf or Dexter Pittman.

Now, of course, we know the rest of the story, with small ball or, as Erik Spoelstra prefers to term it, "position-less" ball taking over and delivering hardware to AmericanAirlines Arena.