The lockout is over!!! Now that we have that out the way, what can we expect from this truncated NBA season? Here are 10 questions that basketball gurus will have on their minds going into Christmas Day :
First, Let’s take the time out to revisit KD igniting Holcombe Rucker Park…
NBA’s Top 10 Questions
10. Can Kyrie Irving prove his doubters wrong?
-Kyrie received a lot of criticism when he went Pro after playing only half a season. How will he transition into being a professional point guard? Hopefully he can take notes from John Wall.
9. Are the Celtics finished?
-Most fans expected the Cs to begin to play like their age this year. Will the shortened season benefit them? Good Question
8. Will the Knicks live up to last years hype?
-The hype came fast when Melo came East. Can the Knicks improve as a team and make some noise this year? Not sure
7. Will CP3 finish the year in a Hornets uniform?
-Likely not. I think CP3 wants and needs a fresh start.
6. Will Superman finish the year in a Magic uniform?
-Probably. But what about next year? (Purple & Gold? *crosses fingers*)
5. Who will be the #1 pick in next years draft?
-Who cares? It’s too early to worry about this. Let’s live in the moment for a second.
4. Can Dirk continue his playoff-type dominance?
-Dirk’s skill set is insane. The guy is a 7 footer for crying out loud! The real basketball fans know that last season was not an anomaly for the “White Mamba”.
3. Will KD win MVP?
-YES! KD went on a country tour around this summer giving previews of what he plans to do this season. This guy continues to improve. *see video above*
2. Will Kobe & the Lakeshow return to greatness?
-Possibly the most difficult question to answer on this list. Your guess is as good as mine. It seems like extra rest will benefit Kobe. This team still has what it takes and that 6th ring certainly matters!
1. Do the Heat have to win it this season?
-Quite frankly, Yes they do! There is a lot of “talent” in South Beach but will it translate into a ring this season? We shall see…
Bonus Points: How will Shaq perform as a TNT analyst?
-My guess is Shaq kills this role. Shaq and Barkley will be interesting.
See you on Christmas Day!