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NBA Preview, Part I

Bill Simmons, one of the last NBA fans in the world, has plenty to say in Part I of his '05-06 NBA preview.

Updated: November 7, 2005, 4:11 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Why write a two-part NBA Preview when you can just make lists? For instance...

THREE GUYS WHO HAVE REACHED THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON EXCUSES

1. Yao Ming After three straight years of playing for the Rockets and his Chinese team without a vacation, Yao took much of the summer off to recharge his batteries. I know this because I have read it in every single "Look out, here comes Yao!" piece written over the past six weeks, which is starting to sound like the "Look ...

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