First-half surprises and disappointments

Insider's Chad Ford breaks down the NBA at the half-way point.

Updated: January 19, 2004, 10:27 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
It's been the best of years. The worst of years.

Just as LeBron, Carmelo, Zach, Kirilenko and Ginobili are infusing new life into the league, guys like Kobe, T-Mac, Curry and Kwame are doing their damndest to stop the momentum.

The good news is that the league is enjoying unprecedented parity at the halfway mark of the 2003-04 season. The race for the NBA title is very much up for grabs.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer