Found November 05, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
At the start of every season, there's always the "this year is going to be better than any other" rhetoric. It's a natural part of the buildup, but it seemed particularly loud before the NBA tipped off Tuesday. LeBron James has finally tapped his full potential, there's something of a dream team assembled in Los Angeles, the Thunder are in their prime, the Nets just moved to Brooklyn, where Jay-Z is rescuing them from irrelevance -- granted, the story lines seemed great. But there was one element to the excitement I didn't quite understand: It hinged upon the assumption that one of three teams, the Lakers, Thunder or Heat, would win a championship. And that has to take away from all of this, when the ultimate results seem like a virtual lock. But then the season began, and the joke was on us. We may only be a week in, but I'm ready to say that if the surprises of the past five days are any indication, this season is going to be even more fun than imag...
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