The National Basketball Association's 2012-2013 season is the main emphasis of this thread. This post concerns all action ranging from preseason games to the NBA Finals. All 30 teams are competing for the chance to play for a championship. The Western Conference and Eastern Conference each have 15 teams. Of the 30 teams, only sixteen are worthy enough to play for a championship. Then of those sixteen, 16 becomes 8 (1st Round), 8 becomes 4 (conference semifinals), 4 becomes 2 (conference finals), and eventually... the two survivors will play for the NBA Championship. Who will win it all this year? What player(s) will emerge as the best? What rookies will captivate and impress in their first season? Who will put in the time, the hustle, and the drive to be difference makers? What teams will surprise and shock the others and maybe make a title run? These questions, and others, will be answered this season. Welcome to the NBA. And also, welcome to the new season. And... welcome to this season's thread. Have at it. And good luck to all of your team(s) this season.