Hello, I can't help myself, my anticipation and enthusiasm for the new year is the highest since 1995 (then Webber left).
The way that the 1st team played on Tues. was sweet; they were clicking and sharing the ball. Azubuike is going to make us forget about JRich (loved his devotion to the W's and grit but dude could not dribble with his left or right, did not create very well in the half court and played awful D) because of his scoring abilities and defense. Belinelli is a legitimate deep shooter; you can just see it in his shot and how he moves.
Finally, perhaps the best story is the development of O'Bryant. After the depths of Bakersfield, he is showing that he can play in the NBA (even if its just 2nd teamers). The wait for a legitimate center may be over (I still love Andris).
I've seen Rick Barry in '75, was there a team in the '80s? (oh yeah Purvis Short and Joe Barry), Run TMC in '92 and Webber in '94, but this team may be the funnest with the ability to compete with the best.