7 Things You Need to Know About the NBA Season
Alex Myers discusses LeBron’s new kingdom, an ageless wonder and an overrated signing as a the 2018-19 season starts.
Released on 10/15/2018
So the NBA is back, and I couldn't be more excited.
In fact, everyone here at Golf Digest
is so excited about hoops that we recently
had our first company basketball game.
And it was only one season-ending injury.
Someone tore their Achilles.
I wish I was kidding.
Anyway, there's so much to get caught up on
before the NBA season starts.
Here are seven things you need to know.
Number one, the Lakers aren't expected to win a title,
but they are basketball Twitter's version of the Dream Team.
Aside from King James, you have the King of Memes,
Lance Stephenson, plus other lightening rods like,
JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley,
Lonzo Ball, and by extension, LaVar Ball.
It's just too bad for us East Coasters
that the Lake Show is gonna be on so late most nights.
Number two, speaking of LeBron,
you should know that for the first time
since 2010, he won't be crowned
King of the Eastern Conference
because he no longer plays in the Eastern Conference.
So Celtics, Sixers, Raptors, Bucks, this is your chance
to get absolutely slaughtered in the NBA finals.
Number three, the Atlanta Hawks
are going to suck as evidenced by Vegas
picking em to win a league-low 23 games.
But at least they're gonna be fun to watch
with Traesanity, Linsanity, and Vinsanity.
By the way, Vince Carter, aka the dunking GOAT,
can still do 360s as he nears his 42nd birthday.
What a freak!
And you can't talk about freaks
without talking about the Greek Freak
who became the first player in NBA history last season
to finish in the top 20 in total points,
rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
If he keeps that up, he might just win MVP.
And I might finally learn how to say his actual name.
Number five, my Knicks still stink.
However, they have several exciting young rookies
including Kevin Knox, and they're gonna have
a lot of cap space next summer.
So now's the time to get your hopes up
that they're going to sign Kevin Durant,
Kyrie Irving, and start a dynasty!
Because it's not gonna happen.
It never does.
Number six, Carmelo Anthony is now on the Rockets and
(yawns) sorry but, (exhales)
that's pretty much what I think about that.
Which leads us to number seven,
the Golden State Warriors are still the best,
and no one is beating them.
Even if the Rockets take a three to two lead
again in a Western Conference Finals,
Chris Paul will get hurt once again
to pave the way for Steph Curry's crew
to win a fourth title in five years.
(sighs) Suddenly, I'm not as excited for the season
as I was a couple minutes ago.
(hip hop music)