NBA Champs Kick Off League’s New Season
The NBA basketball season kicks off today with a face-off between the Chicago Bulls and the reigning league champions, the Miami Heat. Superstar LeBron James and the Heat are shooting for a third title in a row — a feat that has only been achieved five times in the NBA’s history. The Heat are once again the favorites, but they face the emotional and physical strain of playing to retain a title, not to mention the massive bullseye on their chests that comes with the championship banners. The Bulls, whose star guard Derrick Rose promises that he is even “more explosive” after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out last season, will be planning to trip the Heat at the first hurdle.