As a huge Pro Basketball fan I certainly welcome the return of the NBA. I think this season will be fascinating because the of the rivalry between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the teams that won the last three championships and combined have at least 4, if not 5 or 6 of the leagues top 10 players.
Current Title Odds for top 9 teams:
1 – Golden State Warriors 2-3
2-Clevelnd Cavaliers 11-4
3 – San Antonio Spurs 6-1
4- Los Angeles Clippers 20-1
5 – Boston Celtics 20-1
6 – Oklahoma City Thunder 30-1
7- Toronto Raptors 40-1
8- Atlanta Hawks 60-1
9- New York Knicks 60-1
Like most sports writers, basketball analysts and serious fans, I find it very difficult to pick against the Warriors and Cav’s. They seem destined to meet again in the Championship round of the playoffs.
I do think the Spurs and Clippers are good enough to challenge the Warriors in the West. I also think the Boston Celtics have a real outside shot of dethroning the Cav’s in the East.
I am tempted to really pick an underdog to take out the Warriors or the Cavaliers, but I simply can’t .
So, barring major injuries, think we will see yet another classic battle between Golden State and Cleveland. The addition of Kevin Durant to the Warriors will make Golden State too much for the Cavaliers and the rest of the league to handle. KD will finally get his first ring.