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NBA Halloween Hunches: Five Gut Feelings After Opening Week
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Halloween has passed, and for sports fans that means the NBA season has already begun.

Like most fans, I too took to the tradition of gobbling down on my couch, wearing my team's jersey, cheering to the point of insanity and cursing to the point of a felony. I was not let down by the provided entertainment, as the first two games alone were both thrilling and enchanting with powerhouses clashing to make statements early on in the season.

Amidst all the hype and excitement, I noticed a couple of things that led me to infer some themes that I think may carry on throughout the season. There are observations aplenty in the first week alone but nothing that can be deemed entirely telling.

Though statistics do matter, as a fan sometimes you just get these peculiar little gut feelings about things—like your team possibly making a comeback despite being down by twenty, a hunch that somebody is going to get traded or that terrible feeling that your team is going to lose no matter how much you try to think positively.

According to a study written by the author Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink, first impressions without thought are as accurate as a prediction can be. I don't know about all that, but I had a couple of those this week, and I feel it would be fun to share them with you.

And since it's Halloween, I shook things up a little and incorporated macabre references all throughout the article to keep the Halloween spirit in check.

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