LeBron James at Lakers
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We have our first glance of NBA basketball with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics both on court, while celebrating Gordon Hayward’s return after missing all of last season with a gruesome leg injury.

This season looks to be like one of the most exciting ones yet, with multiple teams adding superstar players to narrow the gap with the Golden State Warriors. This includes the LA Lakers signing Lebron James to a 4-year $154 million contract – arguably one of the biggest signings in the history of the NBA.

Lebron and the young Lakers are a favorite to reach the conference finals, but will likely have to go through the OKC Thunder and Houston Rockets. The Warriors are expected to battle against one of those three teams.

Since Lebron has recently moved to the Lakers, the East Coast looks far more interesting than it has done in the past 10 years, opening the door for a new king of the East to emerge.

Heavy favorites such as the Boston Celtics , Philadelphia 76ers And Toronto Raptors are now all battling for the new title of the Eastern Conferences best team.

This season is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory.