10 shots for NBA season

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The NBA season has finally come and it’s in full view of all 82 games. It’s awesome to hear the cheers of die-hard sports fans and sobs of a losing team. A poll is always needed competition of the new season’s playoff possibilities. Who will you choose?

1. Miami Heat
The Miami Heat is notably one of the best teams in the NBA due to its great talent and remarkably skilled players Lebron James and Dwyane Wade. The Heat will be defending their NBA Finals championship status this year.

Question: Can James and Wade continue their powerhouse duo with an 82-game regular season?

2. Los Angeles Lakers
Kobe Bryant has assembled his chess pieces in a great fashion, even though the winless preseason speaks differently. The Lakers are equipped with a previous All-Star and Dunk Champion Dwight Howard and two-time MVP guard Steve Nash to help take the pressure off Bryant.

Question: Is the legacy of the aging Bryant and his new teammates going to advance or will the Thunder shut them out in the conference semifinals again?

3. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder has had their work cut out for them once again this year. But will their young legs and their playoff experience help them overcome the Heat?

Question: How will they do without the Sixth Man of the Year James Harden?

4. San Antonio Spurs
Time Duncan and t he Spurs have started off the season very well and in hopes of getting to the playoffs again. Tony Parker recently hit a game winner against 2012 NBA Finals contender Oklahoma City Thunder.

Question: Are the Spurs washed up or do they still have a little life?

5. Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers have acquired a couple key pieces in order to enhance their chances in going for the playoffs and being a key competitor for the championship.

Question: Are the Clippers even better with Jamal Crawford and Lamar Odom coming off the bench?

6. Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs continue to show their dominance as a team. Dirk Nowitzki has been out for the start of the season, but the Mavs show up when it’s time to play despite not having their key piece.

Question: Will Dirk put the Mavs on his back again?

7. Boston Celtics
 The Celtics are always passionate when it comes to winning the championship. The loss of a key player, Ray Allen, has a possibility to set the Celtics back or open up shots for other players.

Question: Will the Celtics make it to the playoffs by replacing their clutch shooter with Jason Terry?

8. Chicago Bulls
The Bulls had an extremely dramatic playoffs for Joakim Noah and his team in the 2011-2012 season. Chicago will be without one of the best players, Derrick Rose, who has agreed to sit out this season in hopes to have a great recovery from a torn ACL, which he suffered in last season’s playoffs.

Question: What will come of the Bulls in a season without Rose?

9. Indiana Pacers
Danny Granger and the Pacers made a great drive in the playoffs last season, competing at the top of their game. As long as the Pacers continue play the game with chemistry, they will do well again this season.

Question: Are the Pacer true contenders in the NBA or was last season a fluke?

10. Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks
The New York teams will be battling for the chance to say they “own” New York, with various trades and another team on the East coast. The Brooklyn Nets’ first year in the NBA has drawn millions of eyes. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez want to prove they are a playoff-caliber team. Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks have some time to come together and work to accomplish the same goal if not more.

Question: What will come of this new rivalry in the NBA?