It is so nice to have some fellow NBA fans here, I always like to discuss the league. As far as a team, I'm not really sure. I haven't had a solid "this is my team" since the Bulls disbanded. And for the record, I actually started following the Bulls for two years before they won anything, and decided to like Scottie Pippen as my favorite player "to be different" from everyone else that followed Jordan. That was until Scottie got kind of different when MJ retired the first time. Of course I've always been a big Jordan fan as well, and followed him while he was with the Wiz the last couple of years.
Anyways, to the present, I'd really like to see the Magic do well. T-Mac is my favorite player in the league, but I don't think he has quite enough support to get it done. Anyways, it won't matter, because I really think the West is the conference to beat again this year. The balance of power most certainly rests out there with the Spurs, Lakers, T-Wolves, Mavs, and Sacto. I was really hoping for the Kings to win last year, since I'm kind of a Webber fan (although not impressed with his legal troubles), but I'm starting to think they may have missed their "window". I'll be the first to admit I'm not a big Lakers fan, but if they can play together, they could be tough. We'll see how Kobe comes around from all of this too, I've never been a big fan of his, just seems kind of arrogant to me, but he is definitely a top notch player...and will probably be considered one of the all-time greats when all is said and done. I also caught a little bit of Shaq on "cribs" last night on MTV, and he looks to have gotten into better shape this year, looked a little thinner...but I heard he was already having heel troubles? I think with the Lakers, its always going to come down to the big fella. Don't get me wrong, I think he gets away with a lot of physical play down low...but he is still the most dominant players in the game right now.
Anyways, I'm psyched the season is already here...or almost here. I'm really looking forward to it, should be a lot of fun to watch.
Thanks for posting the topic!