It's only September, but the hype machine is already gaining steam.
After one of the most eventful offseasons in recent memory, the upcoming NBA season should prove to be a treat.
Be it the influx of young talent slowly but surely penetrating the league's pantheon of superstardom, the holy triumvirate down in Miami, or the never ending carousel of off-the-court antics, opening night and the months ahead should be sure to create some moments to remember.
From the unexpected to the awe-inspiring, every year has its shining storylines. Last season, we witnessed everything from Kevin Durant's Thunderous assertion on the league to the renaissance of an aging cast of veterans up in Boston.
As we flicker through the proverbial screenplays of seasons past, we are also exposed to a sneak preview of whats to come.
In anticipation we ask, "what does this season's script hold?"
We shouldn't be disappointed in the slightest, largely because a significant portion of NBA games will be aired on TNT. In case you were unaware, "they know drama."
Joking aside, this season should be a great one. Mixing together the non-stop action, the compelling drama, and the brow raising comedic moments that will compile this eight-month epic, here are 20 plot lines that the NBA critics would love to see unfold.
Upon fulfillment, Ebert and Roeper would undoubtedly declare "two thumbs up."