After such a condensed 2011 NBA season that seemed to fly right by, it feels a bit strange to see a basketball game in November this year.
The 2012 season kicked off this past week, the defending champion Miami Heat played host to the Boston Celtics on opening day; this was a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Championship.
This marked the third straight season where the Heat played on opening day. And just like the last two seasons, Miami is the overwhelming favorite to win the title once again.
The big three of James, Wade, and Bosh are still in town. They return their electric point guard combination of Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole and also brought back solid veterans Udonis Haslem and Shane Battier. Plus, they had two key free agent signings this past off season of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis.