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

Transcript

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