Get ready to hit "Ctrl+B," or "Command+B" if you're using a Mac.
It's time to get bold.
Remaining realistic is important, as it would be nice if at least some of these predictions came true at the end of the season, so don't expect anything too crazy.
Tim Duncan, no matter how stellar his resume may be, is not going to win the scoring title. Dirk Nowitzki isn't about to earn Defensive Player of the Year. Kobe Bryant won't average 40 points per game and decide he wants to retire at the end of the season after adding to his championship collections.
Those would all be bold predictions, sure. They'd also be stupid.
Let's strive for intelligence even while going beyond the realm of normal predictions.
So, what do I mean by top stars?
Don't make the mistake of thinking that the 25 players presented over the course of this article are the best 25 in the NBA. That's not the case in any way, shape or form. These are simply the top "stars," the players who appeal most to fans while putting up remarkable numbers and inspiring jersey sales. Each of the 25 featured players can make the needle move and spark endless debate among NBA fans while helping fill up stadiums with fans eager to watch him ply his trade.
And every one of them is going to help me go 25-of-25 on these bold predictions for the 2014-15 season.