As we close out the end of 2012 a new chapter begins. This year flew by, it feels like just yesterday we were watching the NBA Finals. The Heat beat the Thunder 4 games to 1 and the playoffs were done. The Olympics came and went, Gold! WNBA games began, and basketball died. Admits all the anguish, there’s hope. In about 18 days the hoops go back up, so wake up, don’t sleep, another season arises.
Looking Forward to the Future of the NBA
Timeflies. No really, time flies. The future is here people, take notes. We’re lockout-free, 82 games to go and there’s a whole lot of anticipation as to whats in store after such an eventful offseason. Let’s begin. The Brooklyn Nets have finally released their new home/away uniforms which are now available over at the NBA Store if you like. Goodbye red, white and blue. Black and white is as good as it’s going to get. Think Jay-Z, The Black album (2003). They’ve waited a long time for this so..Congratulations Brooklyn, you officially have your own hoop team. As for Jersey, you still have the New York Giants & The New York Jets to watch over there at MetLife in East Rutherford. My advice, just pretend the Nets have been taken to the big city for collateral. And, by the way the Barclays Center looks, you’ll never see them again. Goodbye Jersey, Hello Brooklyn.
Trades for Days
If you didn’t know already, we just survived the wildest NBA offseason ever. Countless transactions later, we’re here. This summer there were enough transactions to have you honestly questioning your teams starting five. Good news is, NBA 2K13 is out, the rosters are updated and the rookies are in. Pick up a copy, get familiar. See details of all NBA player transactions Here.
New Kids on the Block
Rookies! This years draft class may be the most talented rookie class in the past 5 years. If you think about it, the 2012 NBA draft was actually two years in the making. When freshman like Harrison Barnes, Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lamb and Jared Sullinger decided to stay in school for their sophomore seasons, we knew it wouldn’t be long before they would declare for the draft. This year what we got was really a combination of players from the classes of 2010 & 2011. It’s kind of crazy to think about how most of these kids were freshman and sophomores in college just a couple of months ago. Loaded with talent, potential and promising players the NBA could be back. Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist? Rookie of the Year is up in the air. You decide, follow NBA.com’s Rookie-Ladder.
It’s Comeback Season..
Was it just me or did EVERYONE get injured last season. Last season players such as Dwight Howard, Ricky Rubio, Jeremy Lin, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Chauncey Billups, Jeff Green & Avery Bradley all suffered season ending injuries. But, thanks to the summer and the grace of God, it looks like everyone is returning from injury. I’m sure they have all been rehabbing for months just to get back on the court. Wish them luck. However, the most compelling return is that of the late Brandon Roy. For details on his story Click Here. Roy returns to the NBA after a one year retirement in which he sat out because of chronic knee injuries. But he’s back and so are the rest of them, so don’t miss opening NBA action starting Tuesday October 30th. In the mean time check out NBA.com for pre-season action.