You knew it would be easy, but maybe you weren't expecting a hot knife through butter-easy.
The two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat are the only team this season to manage a first round sweep, and perhaps surprisingly, considering the Heat's dominance since LeBron and Bosh showed up in Dade County, its just the second series sweep of the big three era.
This series was the perfect snapshot of who the Miami Heat are, and will be throughout these playoffs, which is basically LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers, but enhanced with a secret weapon in Dwyane Wade, who comes out when necessary.
Fortunately for the Heat, Flash was able to remain at rest for most of the series with the world's best player doing the heavy lifting.
James averaged 30.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists, all while shooting nearly 56 percent from the floor.
Sure, the Bobcats were over matched, and even the most casual observer could have predicted a quick and extremely painful exit for Charlotte, but the fact that Miami, unlike supposed challengers Indiana or Chicago, took care of business in round one, they get the opportunity to rest up for the second round, which won't begin for the Heat for at least five days.
I guess one could say reports of a Heat demise based of their late season swoon were greatly exaggerated.