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Weeding out the West

Forget about LeBron's first game, Carmelo's already scoring points in Part 1 of the Sports Guy's NBA Preview?

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:19 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Good God, where do we begin? Has there ever been an NBA season quite like this one? The revamped Lakers gunning for a title, only with Kobe's trial hanging over everything? Antoine, Antawn, Antwaan, Ant'one, Antone and Antowain joining the Mavericks? Mourning on the Nets? The Pacers with a real coach? Player conduct codes for the Blazers? Year Two of Yao and Amare? The Truth, VC and T-Mac battling for top 2-guard honors in the East? Not one but TWO Van Gundys? And best of all, Carmelo and LeBron ...

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