The NBA Is Officially Back

Zac WassinkFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2017

The 2017-18 NBA season kicks off Tuesday night with a pair of enticing matchups. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers will welcome Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics to Quicken Loans Arena, while the Golden State Warriors will begin defending their championship with a home contest versus the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena. 

Multiple noteworthy names, including Irving, changed teams during arguably the most tumultuous offseason in history. Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Gordon Hayward, Chris Paul, Brook Lopez and Tim Hardaway Jr. are among those in new locales this year. 

Meanwhile, rookies such as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers will look to take the league by storm during their debut campaigns. 

Are we destined to see the Cavaliers and Warriors compete in the NBA Finals a fourth straight season? Or can someone crash the Finals party?