After a few days waiting for the league to settle most teams have 2-3 games under their belts. Some teams showing some stunning early season form (Houston) whilst others are struggling to get started (Detroit, Denver, Sacramento all 0-3).
Things change quiet rapidly in the NBA, and many of us voice our opinions day in and day out pertaining to who may or may not win the Championship, take home MVP or make the playoffs. But yesterday, the yearly General Manager Poll (GM Poll) took place, with some interesting results coming from the men in charge, whom we very rarely hear from directly (unless you listen to anything Mark Cuban has to say). We though we’d take a quick look at, and briefly analyze how some of this year’s NBA GM’s view the league as it stands, and who they think might just walk away with a Championship under their belts. Here is a selection of votes from yesterday’s poll.
Celtics faithful were rocked during free agency by the news their favorite son and all-time 3-point shooting champion Ray Allen was leaving them for the Miami Heat. The reaction was mixed with many on either side of the fence in regards to their opinions on the move. But yesterday a small, to the point message from Ray was delivered to his fans in Boston and, as has his entire career, it was simply class exemplified.
He’s been called the greatest player of our generation, the most gifted all-round player since Michael Jordan and the most recognizable face in the NBA. He’s seen the highs and the lows of the game from his rookie year at the Cleveland Cavaliers, up until his 2012 finals push with the Miami Heat. He’s been hated and loved, ridiculed and praised. But for all his criticism and all his accolades, there is only one thing that has ever really mattered in the mind of LeBron James. The title of NBA Champion.