The NBA has a number of story lines as the season begins on Tuesday.
The Western Conference will have a star-studded team by the name of the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers will do anything necessary to retain their title, superstars are across the league, revenue for the league is at an all time high and an agreement between players and the league is coming closer.
LeBron James holds the title. Kevin Durant now resides in Golden State and looks to take that title from James this season.
Many NBA pundits are calling for a third straight Cleveland vs. Golden State NBA final. The teams have split the past two titles with Golden State winning in 2014-15 and Cleveland winning in 2015-16.
With Durant now with Golden State odds makers have made the Warriors the odds on favorite to win their second title in three seasons.
Durant joins current NBA MVP Stephen Curry and his sidekicks Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to form a quartet that few can match anywhere in the league.
James wants to return for his third straight NBA final this season with Cleveland and seventh straight overall. He hopes he and his Cavaliers teammates can create a dynasty in a city were only despair thrived in the sports world until the Cavaliers title win this past season.
Dwayne Wade has moved to Chicago following years in Miami and Dwight Howard will be with the Atlanta Hawks this season.
Derrick Rose will no longer be with the Chicago Bulls as he was traded to the New York Knicks.
When all the dust settles from an 82-game season, Golden State and Cleveland are expected to meet for the NBA title. However, with the likes of San Antonio, Boston, the Los Angeles Clippers and others, the road to the NBA finals for both the Cavaliers and Warriors will not be an easy one.
A big changing of the guard has taken place to begin the season as long time stars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan all retired after last season the younger talent led by James, Curry and Durant will carry the NBA into the next generation that includes a number of top international stars.
A new deal for television rights injected over $2.6 billion annually to teams helping them to sign new large contracts which has helped owners and players to agree in principle to a new labor agreement with the signing of that hopefully sooner than later.