Sadly, the NBA offseason has begun. What a season it was, huh?
It all started with the "Big Three" making claims in front of a semi-packed arena. We saw stars like Derrick Rose emerge, while others, like Kobe Bryant, started to fade.
When the dust settled, fans were treated to the most exciting NBA Finals that the league could offer. The Mavericks won the title, Kyrie Irving led off the top of the draft and now all we have to look forward to is...LOCKOUT TALK!?
Not so fast, my friends.
The lockout might come, but this league will deal with it quicker than the NFL. The NBA knows that it is on the rise and has passed baseball as America's second favorite sport. Now is not the time to take a break and David Stern is quite aware. This will lead to a proper agreement reached and the season fully intact.
There won't be a "decision" this time around in the offseason. However, that doesn't mean fans should be less excited.
Powerful players' names (Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, etc.) are floating around the rumor mill. Some of them make sense, while others make you scratch your head.
Teams are scrambling to make moves so that they may compete, while others look to dump salary and rebuild. Buzz floats around every team and the one question lies on everyone's mind: What will my team do?
Yes, basketball fans, this will certainly be an exciting offseason indeed.
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