The 2012-13 season effectively proved that NBA predictions are a fool's errand.
Of course, some of the prognosticators' bold claims came true.
Maybe you were thinking that the Oklahoma City Thunder would stay contenders even without James Harden, or that Anthony Davis' New Orleans Hornets wouldn't yet emerge from the league's cellar. Yet, so many of the experts' best guesses were shot down by the NBA's inherent unpredictability.
Every team in the league has defied expectations in some form. Let's go through all the ways this season has not gone as planned.