This is going to be a really interesting season of NBA basketball, and I’m really excited that it’s getting ready to kick off. This season should be full of action and unexpected twists and turns, and most importantly, some incredible established rivalries should be on their way to blossoming.
Who will win it all this year? That’s the big question that no one really knows the answer to, but we can do our best to make some predictions about the upcoming 09-10 NBA season. There are some contenders, and we’re going to break them down.
First, there are the Los Angeles Lakers. I’d call them the favorites right now, for two reasons. First of all, they are the defense fields. If they won a championship, they really have to be considered favorites right now. On top of that, they acquired Ron Artest, one of the best defensive players in the NBA. It’s scary to think how much better this team could be.
Then there is the Orlando Magic. The Magic reached the finals last year and, as a young team, they can improve. There is another important factor, and that is Vince Carter. The All-Star now plays in Orlando and should increase this team’s chances.
Next would be the Cleveland Cavaliers. This team, which many thought could win a title last season, is even better with Shaq in the mix.
So we can’t forget about the Boston Celtics. With last year’s team healthy and Rasheed Wallace, this is a great team.