Originally written October 29, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
We’ll be dropping our Warriors season preview tomorrow before their season tips off. But with the NBA officially kicking things off a day early, here’s a quick look at the predictions we have for the rest of the league this year. Western Conference: 1. Clippers 2. Spurs 3. Thunder 4. Rockets 5. Warriors 6. Grizzlies 7. Blazers 8. Mavericks 9. T-Wolves 10. Nuggets 11. Lakers 12. Pelicans 13. Kings 14. Jazz 15. Suns You have no idea how good it feels to put the Lakers down as missing the playoffs. And not even merely missing the playoffs—but missing the playoffs by a few spots! It feels euphoric! The real kicker is that that’s not just some unfair anti-Laker hate from a non-Laker fan; it could quite possibly be a reality. The Lakers are going to be pretty hilarious this year. It’s going to be practically erotic for Laker haters, a.k.a. the rest of the NBA, to watch. It’s gonna be a suckgasm. No, wait. That’s probably the title of a movie that has at least 15 sequels. Sucktacular? Tha...

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