What we learned from the NBA in 2013


By James Williams

With only a few games left in the regular season of the NBA, there is a number of things we can take away from it.

The first thing is a dominate roster does not always guarantee a dominate performance or record.

The Los Angeles Lakers seemed to be all but guareented a top three seed in the Western Conference during the offseason.

As we all know that did not play out that way as the Lakers find themselves battling for the 8th and final spot in the conference.

After a rather shakey season, it is still up in the air whether center Dwight Howard will stay in Los Angeles.

Within the same city and arena, the Los Angeles Clippers have made a statement of their own, under the leadership of guard Chris Paul.

The Clippers earned the franchise’s first Pacific Division title and currently hold a record of 52-26.

The season also saw its share of winning streaks from teams such as the Miami Heat, the New York Knicks, and the Denver Nuggets.

The Heat put together the second longest winning streak in NBA history with 27 straight wins.

The Knicks have created a lot of buzz in Madison Square Garden and around the league with a 13-game winning streak. The streak was snapped by the Chicago Bulls in overtime on April 11th.

The Bulls are also responsible for snapping the 27-game win streak of the Heat.

The Nuggets currently have a home game winning streak that has expanded to 21 games, going into the final few days of the season.

This season has also seen quite a few franchise makeovers as well.

The Nets moved to Brooklyn in the offseason and changed its colors from red and blue to black and white.

The New Orleans Hornets will have a new look and name next season as the team will be known as the New Orleans Pelicans.

While any official details are still uncertain, there is a good chance the Sacramento Kings may be moving to Seattle Washington.

If a move is official it is expected that the return of the Seattle Super Sonics is possible.

The Super Sonics were last in the league in 2008, until the franchise moved out of Seattle and into Oklahoma City; changed its name to the Thunder.

With a number of things that can be taken away from the regular season, we can only wait and see how the postseason goes in 2013 and what we can learn from it.

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