It’s the best time of the year.
The Arizona heat is finally disappearing, and the cool weather is here.
For me, this change in weather brings excitement every year because it means one thing: Basketball season is quickly approaching.
It’s a fresh start for all teams. Each team has a clean slate and an opportunity to make it to the NBA Finals.
Of course, there are always going to be the teams that everyone already has high expectations for, like the Lakers, hoping to repeat and take home another championship. Then there are the teams that nobody has any expectations for.
But the majority of teams fall in the middle of the spectrum.
After months of swapping players, it’s finally time to see how the puzzle pieces fit together.
Who will stand out as a leader, and who will cause the drama?
All the teams have an equal opportunity to surprise us this season, and I sure am ready to see what they’ve got in store for us.
All 30 teams are ready to start a new season, ready to play hard and ready to win.
The countdown begins. There are only two weeks left until tipoff of the 2009-2010 NBA season, so get ready.