Basketball is back.
World-renowned superstars, dazzling highlights and compelling storylines on and off the hardwood are all returning, and NBA fans across the globe couldn’t be more ecstatic about it.
As always, there are stories floating around in the media that are constructed for the sole purpose of creating hysteria.
The storylines on the following slides, however, are not only the real deal but will actually come to fruition in the 2013-14 NBA season.
LeBron James’ pursuit of his fifth MVP and third consecutive championship, the highly-anticipated return of a superstar, a Western Conference contender, an Eastern Conference shocker and a pair of stars who need one another other to win—it’s here in all its basketball glory.
The time for MVP chants, backboard-shattering dunks, gasp-inducing crossovers, heartbreaking losses, tear-inducing victories and everything in between has finally arrived.
Let the games begin.