Betting on the NBA for the upcoming season

Even with new draft picks and Andrew Bynum, it will be a while before the Cavs are included in the list of NBA favorites.

With the fast pace of basketball, there are very few sports that can match its intensity, making it one of the most watched sports in the USA. With players seeming to explode with power as they gracefully move around the court with the ball ducking and dodging the defensive players. All of this makes for a great spectator sport and makes the NBA season so exciting. This is the reason why so many people enjoy watching basketball on TV. With the 2012-2013 season having just finished and because of that many people are actually starting to think about betting on who will win the next season.

Competition is always tough when it comes to the NBA but one team seems to have stood out over the past few years is the Miami Heat, having been in the championship finals three years running now and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop any time soon. Bookmakers have them at 2/1 on bringing home the title again this year. On the other side of the conference war though there are a couple of other teams that look really impressive including the San Antonio Spurs (12/1) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (6/1), both have what it takes to win a championship and look a good bet for the upcoming season.

With it being so hard to decide who will win the next NBA title there is an alternatives at sites like MobileCasino.mobi. Slot games related to basketball are massively popular amongst NBA fans on these sites. The most popular of which is Slam Dunk, a slot game that mixes basketball icons and sound effects with a bonus round to give NBA fans a themed alternative to betting on the NBA.

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The Prince has a bad night

Miami Heat’s LeBron James speaks to the media after a team practice at the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami, June 1, 2011. Miami won Game 1 of the series against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

LeBron James had a rough night last night as he pulled his typical choke job late in the game as Miami squandered a 15-point lead against the Dallas Mavericks.

-Dwyane Wade was Batman again, as he was killing Dallas with his offense all night. Yet late in the game, the Heat put the ball in LeBron’s hands, and Robin blew it. What happened? – the same BS we saw in Cleveland for years. LeBron holds the ball, waits for the clock to wind down, and then throws up a desperate three. His bricks at the end gave Dallas the critical stops they needed.

-LeBron’s goofy celebration after Dwyane Wade’s big three helped spark the Mavs. LeBron is really a goofy child. He doesn’t have Jordan’s killer instinct, and he acts like an ass on the court. He always does just enough to motivate the other team.

-LeBron wilted after his exchange with Boobie Gibson. Here’s LeBron’s dumb comment:

“I wanted to team up with some guys that would never die down in the moment,” James said. “The opportunity presented itself with this great organization and we made it happen.”

He’s implying that his Cavs teammates died in the moment, after he quit in Game 5 vs Boston, and also lost plenty of games with his idiotic “decisions” late in games? Boobie couldn’t resist and responded:

I think what it all boils down to if you’re great, you go play great, be great and everybody will realize you’re great. And you wouldn’t have to let it be known that everybody else was less great.

“Great players shouldn’t have to do that.

“So I feel like it’s kind of an admission. He might have needed some help. He might have needed to go somewhere and find someone who is a little greater so maybe he wouldn’t die down in those moments.”

Nice! LeBron just can’t be the #1 guy on a team. He doesn’t have the stones to do it. With Miami, he often gets bailed out for his stupidity by a great player like Wade, but not last night!

Robin might get his ring by helping Batman

Miami Heat’s LeBron James (R) congratulates teammate Dwyane Wade after scoring against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in Miami May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

In one sense you have to give LeBron James credit. He can’t win a championship as the leader of a team, because he’s not a killer like Micheal Jordan or Kobe Bryant. So not only did he go down to Miami to be a supporting player on Dwyane Wade’s team, he’s now embracing the role of being the clear #2 on this team.

For that reason, Miami looks pretty tough right now, and the nightmare scenario for Cleveland fans might play out this year with LeBron getting his ring. The Celtics look old, Chicago doesn’t look dominant and Rose has a bad ankle, and who knows what’s going on out west. Miami might actually have a pretty easy road to a championship.

We’ll see. Hopefully Boston will get its act together tonight on game 2.

That said, LeBron is a very tough player when he can play in a supporting role to a superstar like Wade, so the Heat look very tough at the moment.