John Schuhmann writes his Reality Check column for NBA.com each Friday throughout the season.

LATEST COLUMN
Opposites Attract (March 30, 2007)
Reality Check takes a statistical look at the contrasting styles of the Mavs and the Suns.

RECENT COLUMNS
Testing the Bosh Theory (March 23, 2007)
Reality Check discovers if Chris Bosh knows what he's talking about when it comes to the Raptors' success.

From Pain to Promise (March 15, 2007)
It has been a long season for Richard Jefferson and the Nets, but things may be turning around.

Great Expectations (March 9, 2007)
Reality Check takes a statistical look at the disappointing post-trade Nuggets.

No Slipping (March 2, 2007)
How have the Rockets kept the pace without Yao Ming? Reality Check breaks down the numbers.

Much Ado... (Feb. 23, 2007)
Reality Check looks back at the trade deadline and looks forward to seeing all the big names in new uniforms.

Too Much of a Good Thing? (Feb. 9, 2007)
Reality Check takes a look at Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, how much of their team's offense they account for, and whether or not it's a good thing.

Almost Perfect (Feb. 2, 2007)
Reality Check reflects on the All-Star reserve selections and looks at possible replacement candidates.

Three Weeks & 15 Players Away (Jan. 26, 2007)
Picking the reserves for what should be an interesting weekend in Las Vegas.

Unfinished Business (Jan. 19, 2007)
The Mavericks are on a mission and the next task is a little Finals revenge.

Live by the Three... (Jan. 12, 2007)
The league is shooting more threes. Good thing or bad thing?

The Potpourri Smells Good (Jan. 5, 2007)
A random selection of goodies from within my cluttered dome.

Indicators of Success - Part 2 (Dec. 29, 2006)
Taking a look at defensive stats and which of them translate to wins.

Indicators of Success - Part 1 (Dec. 22, 2006)
Taking a look at offensive stats and which of them translate to wins.

Pulse Check (Dec. 15, 2006)
It has been called the "Titanic Division", but the problem with that moniker is that the Titanic was supposed to be an indestructible ship.

Point for Point (Dec. 8, 2006)
Suns-Nets was the game of the year, thanks to the two best point guards in the game.

Kobe's Back ... and he's Ballin' (Dec. 1, 2006)
Ah yes. Kobe did it again. No, he didn't go for 80-plus, but that third quarter was incredible just the same.

The Suns Are a Good Defensive Team... Really. (Nov. 24, 2006)
The following analysis-theory-whatever-you-want-to-call-it is a work in progress, so please read it as such and realize that there may not be an answer at the bottom of the page.

You Better Work (Nov. 17, 2006)
"Where did these guys come from?" A look at some sophomores making noise and the work they've put in.

It's Not About A Fantasy (Nov. 10, 2006)
You could be a fantasy "expert" without ever watching a game. That ain't me. I'm a reality guy.