Q: Ira, you are inundated with questions about Heat big men. When will Heat fans realize that LeBron is a transcendent player and he creates a bigger mismatch for opposing teams than their big men do for us? -- Ryan, Miami.

A: When he is on the court with four 3-pointer shooters -- such as Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Rashard Lewis and Mario Chalmers -- and opposing defenses realize they won't be able to double-team the best player in basketball. Yes, in addition to being the Heat's best small forward, power forward, shooting guard and point guard, he probably is the Heat's best center, as well (with all due apologies to Joel Anthony).