An NBA crown makes the Miami Heat the hunted — with everyone coming for their heads.
The 2012-13 NBA season is here. Thanks to a feverish off-season full of trades and free agent signings, the Easten Conference was shaken up just a little.
The Miami Heat are looking to repeat as NBA Champions. LeBron James has cemented himself as the NBA’s best player hands down. The Boston Celtics have gotten younger and deeper and believe they have enough to overthrow the champs. The three-way deal that landed Andrew Bynum in Philadelphia puts the 76ers in the mix.
The future of Derrick Rose is the primary concern for the Chicago Bulls now, but they will challenge for one of the top four seeds. The Brooklyn Nets will make waves as Joe Johnson and Deron Williams will form one of the NBA’s best backcourts. The Knicks are hoping many of the seasoned veterans they’ve acquired can stay healthy long enough to make a playoff run.
Here’s my preview of the NBA’s Eastern Conference.