In professional leagues such as the NBA, fans have an obsession with who is next.
This is one of the reasons college basketball is so successful, NBA fans want to watch tomorrow's stars, today. We all want to be ahead of the curve in knowing what is about to happen, or who is about to break out.
This season there are a handful of teams just teetering on the brink of breaking out, and a couple more who have already seen the front end go over the first roller-coaster drop. However, keep in mind that these teams are very young, and may still be a piece or two away.
The NBA is pushing through a fascinating youth movement right now, and has been for the past year or two. Teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers, featuring young stars, are trying to force out the old guard of the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers.
This extends beyond franchise monarchies though, the individual players on some teams are outnumbering the aging stars. All of these teams are on the verge of something.
So, who is going to be next?