The leaves are about to change colours and pumpkin spice is all around us; those two things mean that my favourite sport is almost back! That’s right, the greatest league in the entire world is about to start up again, and I can not wait for this season to unfold. Last year was a rollercoaster for a lot of fans, and more importantly a lot of teams. The NBA landscape has once again changed vastly over the offseason, that’s why it’s such a fantastic league. New blood in the East and immortal blood out West, that’s right, unless you live under a rock you know that LeBron James is now a Laker, and even more importantly, Space Jam 2 is officially a go!
Well my NBA podcast is dead (for now) so instead of talking about the upcoming season, I thought, why not write about it? So that’s exactly what I’m going to do. It’s the beginning of October, and I’ll be releasing two team previews a day until the season opener. But it just won’t be your ordinary preview, I’m going to try and add a little spice and pop-culture references to make things a little more fun.
This season is going to be another insane and wild ride. The NBA is a 24/7-365 reality television show now; no matter what day of the year it is, there is some sort of NBA story going on. I think that’s the greatest strength of the league. This was a mere introduction, I don’t want to bust my nut in the preview to the previews, by giving out all the awards and all that jazz. But this clip is how I’m feeling about this upcoming NBA season.
Pretty graphic scene I know, but the Toronto Raptors got KAWHI FUCKING LEONARD! So if we get peak Kawhi, like the Kawhi who was single-handedly beating the Warriors a mere few seasons ago, my face might actually melt or my head explode due to the excitement.
I will be discussing four talking points for each team
- Key Additions and Subtractions
- Year Long Question
- Fan Mindset
- Bold Prediction