The 2016-17 NBA season is alreedy underway, and while there are hundreds of things to talk about and enjoy this year, we all know where this thing is heading. No matter what some might tell you, there are only four teams that can realistically win the title this year.
Sorry Clippers fans, your team didn’t make the cut. Ultimately, it’s going to come down to the Celtics and Cavs in the East, and Warriors and Spurs in the West.
These teams are the cream of the crop, and before the season tips off, we want to make the case why all four teams will end this season as the one with the Larry O’Brien trophy.
The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the 2016-17 season as the league’s defending champions and white knights. LeBron James’ legacy as the man who ruined the NBA has seen a wholesale change, and now the only question is if he can match up with Michael Jordan when it’s all said and done.
It’s amazing how much things can change over the summer.
The Cavs might be the champs, but they do not have the target on their back — they can thank Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors for that.
But there are still expectations. The Cavs are still the kings (and not in the pejorative, Sacramento sense) after all.
It’s time to establish a dynasty in Cleveland, and the Cavs look poised to do it.