With the NBA tip-off just more than a month away, the excitement is palpable across the country as fans prepare for one of the most hyped seasons ever.
In fact, it's so hyped, Phil Jackson was actually available for a comment during the off season.
Now, that's saying something.
Unless you've been trapped in some closet like R. Kelly for the entire summer, you know that the NBA seems to have two teams clearly ahead of the rest of the pack: The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.
The two-time defending champs versus the odds-on favorite. The idea of this potential Finals match up makes the two teams' fans start giggling like little school girls.
Or Justin Bieber.
The two teams have been analyzed ad nauseam over how they would match up in a seven-game series. So many questions have fired up debates across the country:
Who wins head-to-head, Bryant or Wade?
Can Ron Artest slow-down LeBron James at all?
Will the Heat have an answer for the Lakers' length?
The one thing people haven't talked about, however, is the bench. When two teams have such top quality starting fives, it's normally the supporting cast that will decide who wears the jewelry.
So who has the best bench?