Ranking the 10 Most Overrated Teams in the NBA Entering 2012-13

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Ranking the 10 Most Overrated Teams in the NBA Entering 2012-13
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Now that the NBA preseason is underway, fans are frothing at the mouth in anticipation for the regular season to begin.  With this comes the crime that every basketball fan has been guilty of at some point or another: overhyping their favorite team.

Though the league does have some squads who are indeed very talented, there are some that are just plain overrated.  While they may do well, their flaws will ultimately catch up with them.  As a result, their fans will be forced to eat some crow.

One team that particularly stands out in this case is the San Antonio Spurs, which is odd considering how they have finished top in the Western Conference each of the past two seasons, even making the Conference Finals last year.  In the end, however, age caught up with them and the team lost to the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder.  Yes, the team knows how to win games and is the definition of team chemistry, but they aren't the best all-around team in the league by a long shot.

Sadly, the NBA is full of teams that are highly overrated, and once the 2012-13 campaign is over, some fans will have traded in their wide-eyed ambitions for disappointment, especially in the following cities.

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