As the season begins, teams seek to unseat the Warriors

Three winners and three losers from the Warriors’ five-game preseason slate

Three winners and three losers from the Warriors’ five-game preseason slate

LeBron James is the best player in the National Basketball Association, so his arrival with the Lakers means a lot for himself, for the Western Conference and the team itself, but the impact of his arrival there is something that will affect the National Basketball Association for years to come.

From being the second-best team to not even making the playoffs, this may very well be James' greatest challenge as the Golden State Warriors are looking to cement themselves as the greatest dynasty.

While the points per game average might not rise for Ingram this season due to James commanding most of the shots in the Lakers offense, the biggest sense of growth and improvement for Ingram will show in his efficiency numbers as well as his shooting percentages.

"This previous year is going to be special", Curry said.

For James, he has completely transformed how superstars approach free agency and the Lakers will mark his third team in his 16-year career. And when you think they can fall, they win anyway.

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The stars on this team are better off the ball than Russell Westbrook , so that should help at least a little bit. But he is expected to come off the bench when the team opens the regular season Wednesday against the Pelicans.

Here are the three things that must happen this season for LeBron James to win his fifth Most Valuable Player award. "The glow won't wear down until you get beat".

"I think as far as Golden State, if you gave me, hey, you can take the field or you can bet Golden State, I would bet Golden State", ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy said.

Cousins tore his Achilles tendon in January and is not expected to return until midway through the season but when he does he will join a lineup that includes All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Every year we're trying to raise the banner for the franchise, for each other and for the fans. The Rockets had the Warriors against the ropes in last season's Western Conference finals, leading that series 3-2 yet falling after Paul was lost to a hamstring injury.

The Warriors have had to cope with injuries, adjusting to new players and even handling their own success without getting complacent. We've got to win a (championship). The old Chicago Stadium where I played to the new one. That's been the history of the Golden State Warriors under Steve Kerr. We've all got the same goal. "Watching that game, you were already excited at home because it's so much intensity they're playing with". Lillard finished No. 4 in the MVP race last season. The main contenders to win the conference considered "Boston" Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and al Horford, "Philadelphia" Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and "Toronto" with Cavem Leonard, which exchanges from the "San Antonio" became one of the season events.

"I'll get back to you when somebody cracks that code", Wade said.

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