By: Rob Botts
With the start of every new NBA season, there are always questions. But we must wait for the games to unfold to start to get some of our answers. In the meantime, here are some 2019-2020 questions that I have:
Will, the Toronto Raptors, repeat as champ – – oh, sorry Drake and all the inhabitants of Jurassic Park..that is a question we all definitely know the answer to already.
Will LeBron and LeBROW carry the LeLAKERS to 60 wins, or will it be a colossal misfire and make the city of Los Angeles feeling Les Miserables?
Will “The Klaw”(produced by the LA Clippers) be the new horror film in Hollywood starring Kawhi Leonard that will it go head to head and smash LeBron’s Space Jam reboot at the box office?
Will reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo continue his most valuable play, or will the league have taken note and apply the “the wall” strategy deployed by the world champion Raptors?
Will the math of subtraction of Kyrie Irving and the addition of Kemba Walker work in bean town for the Celtics chemistry?
Will the Brooklyn Nets hang tough with a temperamental and impatient Mr. Irving while they wait for the Durantula to start spinning his mad balling web sometime in the spring?
Will Shaquille O’Neal have his people scour the NBA archives for every blooper there is and have a one-hour “Shaqtin A Fool” special in honor of his favorite guard in the association right now..Portland’s own Mr. Damian Lillard.
Will the Golden State Warriors be able to somewhat be the Golden State Warriors until Klay Thompson comes back and begins splashing in their new pool across the bay?
Will the Utah Jazz be playing their usual 3-5 back row chair OR will they move to the front row to maybe be one of the top 3 chairs?
Will Joel Embiid of the 76ers be able to stay healthy through the ups and downs of the REGULAR and FLU season?
Will the New York Knicks have any shot this year at beating the attendance numbers from their own games when directly compared to the attendance numbers of people watching “Shakespeare in the Park” by the local big apple theater troupe?
Will Chicago Bulls fans sit back and say, “Wow, not only has it been a really long time since we were MJ good, but it has been a really long time since we were D Rose good.”
Do you think Bradley Beal will be happy that he signed a big extension with the Washington Wizards once he finds out that the NBA is banishing them to NBA Siberia? Put your hands together for your new “Anchorage Antelopes!!”(just kidding – this is not happening..but maybe it should?)
Will the Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers or the Detroit Pistons do anything remotely interesting this NBA season? (I’m defining interesting as being interesting)
With Zion Williamson’s knee issues, will New Orleans be the PeliCANS or the PeliCANTS?
Will the Denver Nuggets be able to maintain their mile-high assent from last year with so many new contenders making the same assent?
Will those cowbells keep ringing up in Sac town for the Kings as that young nucleus gets better, or will they be put out to pasture by the brutal western conference competition?
How long before either Russell Westbrook or James Harden says, “This ball just ain’t big enough for the both of us.”
Out of the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the San Antonio Spurs, just who will feed the most from the top dogs of the western conference’s table scraps?
Will Lavar Ball have his own signature Big Baller Brand Jump’n Jambalaya in every joint around the town of New Orleans? If so, SPICEY, it will be, I’m sure!
Which Paul will show up for the beginning of the regular season for the OKC Thunder? Chris or Cliff?
Will this be one of the best NBA seasons in quite some time? Absolutely! Welcome to the 2019-2020 season Hoop Heads!!