Experts Gaze into the Crystal Ball of 2008-2009
Last year, there was Kevin Garnett's trade, and Kobe Bryant's will, driving a resurgence of one of basketball's great rivalries. Other years have witnessed the rise of Michael Jordan, or the fall of Magic Johnson.
Bigwigs, coaches, players, experts, insiders ... we asked all kinds of people to stare into the crystal ball, and here are their best guesses at the story lines that will drive this NBA season.
On the cusp of the 2008-2009 season, what will be this year's great story?