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2005-06 NBA Season Preview

A new NBA season with better dressed players is underway. Which teams will challenge for the title? Check out Kidzworld's 2005-2006 NBA Season Preview.

2005-06 NBA Season Preview - Teams To Watch

  • San Antonio Spurs - The Spurs are heavy favorites to repeat as NBA champs, after adding guard Michael Finley to a dominating team led by Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
  • LA Lakers - How will Kobe Bryant and the Lakers respond to the return of coach, Phil Jackson? Will Kobe prove he's a true superstar or just another selfish ball hog?
  • Phoenix Suns - Was last season a fluke for Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns? The team is without Amare Stoudemire to start the year and made several off-season changes, so the Suns may not be shining so bright in 2005-2006.
  • Denver Nuggets - This team had the best record in the NBA after the All-Star break last year and played tough against the Spurs in the playoffs. If Carmelo Anthony continues to improve, the Nuggets could be a force in the Western Conference.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Will Lebron James end the playoff drought for the Cleveland Cavaliers? He's already shown he's an NBA superstar who can get big endorsements, now it's time to prove he can turn the Cavs into winners.
  • Indiana Pacers - If Ron Artest and the rest of the Pacers spend more time fighting for rebounds on the court and less time fighting with fans in the stands, the Pacers could be the best team in the Eastern Conference.
  • Detroit Pistons - How will the Detroit Pistons respond to new head coach, Flip Saunders? With their starting five returning, the Pistons could be making a third straight appearance in the NBA Finals.
  • Miami Heat - If Shaq and Dwyane Wade had both been healthy last season, the Heat could've won the NBA title. But "could've beens" don't count for anything in basketball, so Miami will be hungrier than ever to win it all.
  • 2005-06 NBA Season Preview - Breakout Stars

  • Dwight Howard - Expect the first overall pick in the 2004 draft to take his game to new levels this season. The Orlando Magic forward should put up double-doubles every night and be playing at the NBA All-Star game in Houston in February.
  • Stromile Swift - The former Grizzly will be a force playing for the Houston Rockets in a powerful front-court, which already includes Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady.
  • Chris Paul - He may not put up massive numbers, but Chris Paul will get a lot of floor time playing with the struggling Hornets. Expect to catch regular glimpses of the lightning quick point guard on ESPN highlight reels.
  • 2005-06 NBA Season Preview - Dress For Success?

    Your favorite NBA players will be spending as much time polishing their shoes this season as they will polishing their jump shot. The NBA's strict new dress code bans players from wearing sleeveless shirts, chains, sneakers, jerseys, indoor sunglasses and any kind of head gear (including headphones, baseball caps and doo-rags) while they are representing their teams or the league off the court. (Don't tell the 'rents about this - it might give them some strange ideas).

    Players will also be required to wear "dress shirts" and "dress pants". Many players feel the new dress code is too strict, including Allen Iverson, who says, "I just think it's wrong and it's unfair. I think they went way overboard." (Expect A.I. to be one of the first players fined for violating the new code). But the bottom line is, better dressers aren't necessarily better players. Just like a tight dress and nice makeup won't make Ashlee Simpson a better singer, three-piece suits and fancy shoes won't turn the LA Clippers into NBA Champions.

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    Should NBA Players Have A Dress Code?

    • Yes. They're paid alot of money so they should look nice.
    • No way - it'll just get my 'rents thinking about a dress code for me.
    • As long as they play well, who cares how they dress.

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    Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
    of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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    Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
    as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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    A recent comment on a video gave me this idea , of writing about this whole scenario  the comment was something like this Messi + Ronaldo = Zlatan It was something that made me happy , cuz i'm a Zlatan fan myself , but keeping that aside I'll be honest in stating the reasons due to which Zlatan is considered better among fans  1st - Tired of Messi vs Ronaldo ; For those of you tired of the endless Messi vs Ronaldo debate Zlatan is the middle way , when Zlatan was asked for a word to describe Messi and Ronaldo  he said for Messi - Fantastic , for Ronaldo - Good ( he'd definitely prefer messi since he was in barca , so definitely against Real Madrid , but i'll skip that ) , but when asked about one word for Zlatan - "WOW!" that was his answer 2nd - If you believe in extraordinary and Jaw-dropping stuff; If we talk about Messi and Ronaldo we'll think constant goal scorers and team players and who deliver something great evry time the team needs it , but Zlatan he may also score regularly not as frequent as Messi or Ronaldo , but every time he scores it's another jaw dropping goal , whether that 32 yard bicycle kick vs England or extraordinary volleys Zlatan is Zlatan 3rd Zlatan does things nobody does; You won't see Ronaldo having fun with reporters or Messi bad mouthing his manager even when he is wrong , Zlatan doesn't cares,  like who can forget the epic reply to Arsene Wenger on asking Zlatan to play a trial game , -" ZLATAN doesn't do Auditions" If some of you guys don't agree with me no problem , everybody has their own opinion , and if you don't agree with me cuz you don't know about any of those Zlatan goals or interviews , then you should definitely search the internet for - Extraordinary Zlatan  ZLATAN may had not won the -ballon d'or , but has won large no of trophies and league titles  search for zlatan ibrahimovic - titles and trophies for that
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    Well for me, I think totally! Inside that is. When a guy says girls can't play sports I think THEY can't be cheerleaders. But if a guy says girls CAN play sports, yep, they could be cheerleaders
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