Predictions are as ingrained in sports as wins and losses, especially when it comes to the NBA. Everyone has an opinion on who will win MVP, who will roll to a championship or which team will come out of nowhere and defy popular opinion.
Since all those people aren't able to see into the future, a lot of predictions (especially ones of the bolder variety) fall far short of coming true. Here's a list of some of the more egregious prognostications that were commonly spoken, written and argued before the 2012-13 NBA season began.
In a basketball season as unpredictable as this one, it's safe to say nobody was right about everything. Even the smartest analysts were off on a few salient statements.