Ladies and gentlemen, opening week is finally here.
Although it hasn't really been all that long since the Miami Heat won the NBA title in June, it seems as if a whole year's worth of drama has taken place over the past five months. The offseason was filled with a constant barrage of storylines, many of which will carry on well into the regular season.
The end of the Dwight Howard saga spawned the beginning of the Andrew Bynum injury watch in Philadelphia. The Nets' move to Brooklyn created an instant rivalry with their neighbors in Manhattan. Ray Allen's decision to take his talents to South Beach will finally come to a head on opening night as the Heat and Celtics square off at AmericanAirlines Arena.
There are more than enough angles to keep fans of every team busy over the next few months, but there are a special few to keep an eye on as the NBA kicks off its 67th season.