The conference finals, with the exception of possibly Miami or Chicago, should feature the same cast of characters the NBA has been watching in the biggest moments for years. Tim Duncan and the Spurs look poised to make noise. Kobe's showing that he's got at least one more Finals run in him and Kevin Garnett and the Celtics are showing that winning comes with experience.
But just because these three teams are sitting atop the NBA throne doesn't mean they have a lifetime guarantee. In truth, these teams are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and that only makes room for the young teams in the NBA to race for the throne.
If you're an NBA fan, this is a good time. There are plenty of talented young teams that are taking the steps to be elite or look like they could be on their way there in a few years. So feast your eyes on a list of teams you could be seeing for years to come. It's the NBA's best young teams.