The Anatomy of a Perfect 2013-14 NBA Season

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The Anatomy of a Perfect 2013-14 NBA Season
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What would be most important to you if you were dreaming up the ideal NBA season?

Would it be superstars dominating the game? Surprising contributors rising out of nowhere? What about rookies and sophomores taking on substantial roles, or up-and-comers and Hall of Famers crossing paths on their respective career arcs?

Where and how do rivalries factor in? How about the spectacle of the All-Star Game, the drama of the trade deadline or the fuss of free agency? The tantalizing talent of an upcoming draft? Maybe something as seemingly simple as parity?

What if I told you the perfect year of basketball would be comprised of all those things and more? Would Morpheus come after me?

But really, enough with the questions. To get a better idea of what makes a great NBA season for all involved, we here at Bleacher Report sorted through a panoply of potential factors before narrowing it down to 20. We then sought examples of seasons from league history that best exemplified each of said factors and then laid out how things could play out in 2013-14 for the slate ahead to satisfy the given criteria and make this latest entry into the annals of NBA lore one of the greatest ever.

Read on to see what we came up with, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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