In two weeks, the soap opera for men, aka the Association, aka the NBA, will open the season with a triple-header for us to feast upon. The first of three games pits the Conference Finals tested Pacers against the youthful Magic. I'm interested to see how Oladipo and Vucevic mesh, they're the future for Orlando. Indiana will assuredly be there when in counts during the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Next up we'll be treated to a potential opening night classic. The two-time defending champion Heat will clash with the always formidable & tough minded Bulls. This game is sure to make the talking heads chirp. It will/should be great to see D. Rose back in action. He might be the only anti-serum to LeBron's comic book like stranglehold on the hardware. The final game of the night is the battle for Los Angeles, Go Clip Show. With a bevy of new faces in new places, this season should be scary exciting. There are the contenders (SA, Memphis, LAC, OKC, Indiana, Chicago and perhaps, dare I say, Golden State), those that loaded up (Brooklyn), or reloaded (Detroit), others that made minor tweaks (Memphis, OKC), certain teams dealing with injuries (Boston, OKC, LAL, Denver), some teams hopefully healthy (Minnesota & Chicago), those that are playing for next year's draft (Philadelphia & Phoenix), and then there's the champions, this season's filled with delicious intrigue. Here's a little sample of what's in store.
NBA opening night, October 29th, enjoy.