The NBA has proven throughout the years that it is a league full of surprises, and the 2012-13 season has shown that it is no exception.
The Miami Heat have lost to the Washington Wizards, the 2012 draft class has been surprisingly mediocre and the Los Angeles Clippers have established themselves as the clear-cut most dominant team to call Staples Center home.
These are just a few of the things grabbing headlines at this point in the year, as there’s plenty more where that came from when it comes to happenings around the NBA.
No fan wants to see the same storylines year after year, and no fan wants things to play out exactly as they should on paper. Not all surprises are good for those involved, but the unexpected is what keeps us as fans coming back for more.
*All statistics and standings are accurate as of Dec. 21, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. ET.