Who says the Heat, Lakers and Thunder have passed everyone else by? The Spurs and Celtics reached the conference finals last season and might fight off Father Time for one more year. The Bulls should be strong once Derrick Rose returns. The Clippers, Nuggets, Nets and Pacers also have potential contenders. And who knows what other teams will emerge? So the Towers of Power may change as the season unfolds. Check back every Friday for the latest on the NBA's super teams. MORE: Power Rankings
In the NBA’s latest era of super teams, there are three that won’t be satisfied with anything less than a championship: the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder. Call them the Towers of Power. Are they building toward a title? Are they crumbling? What other teams are high risers? Keep going for an in-depth season preview of each team.
LeBron finally has his first ring. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have recovered from their injuries. Ray Allen has left Boston for Miami. But will the Heat succumb to what Pat Riley calls the Disease of More? FOX Sports Florida's Chris Tomasson writes about Miami's appetite to repeat.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers looked like a team on the decline last season. Brushed aside by the young Thunder in the playoffs, LA's championship window appeared to be closing. Well, now it's open again, thanks to Mitch Kupchak's amazing acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. FOX Sports West's Joe McDonnell examines the new-look Lakers.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder have gotten better each year since moving from Seattle in 2008. After reaching the Finals, there's only one more step to take. But even with all their key players returning, it will be hard to overcome the Heat and Lakers. FOX Sports Southwest's Andrew Gilman breaks down the Thunder's chances.