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02:21 PM ET 10.22 | The Miami Heat are the overwhelming favorite to repeat as NBA champions this season, according to folks who know the game better than anyone. The Heat garnered 70 percent of the vote in the annual NBA general manager survey on Monday, topping the Los Angeles Lakers (23.3 percent) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (6.7 percent). The Heat were also predicted to win the Eastern Conference by all 29 GMs (you cannot vote for yourself, so the Heat ostensibly picked the Boston Celtics). Sixty percent of NBA GMs believe the Lakers will win the West, followed by the Thunder (36.7 percent) and the Denver Nuggets (3.3 percent).

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October 22, 2012  02:22 PM ET

Let's let the season play out and let the chips fall where they may.

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October 22, 2012  03:18 PM ET

Nuggets wins the west?? Who made that prediction? I am sticking with the Celtics....

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October 22, 2012  04:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nuggets wins the west?? Who made that prediction? I am sticking with the Celtics....

Not me. I want some of what they are smoking!!

October 22, 2012  04:15 PM ET

I like The Heatles........

October 22, 2012  04:30 PM ET

As Tony Parker said: repeating is very hard to do. The great San Antonio teams probably had more upside than Miami and they could not do it. ...Seems like that successfully climbing that mountain belongs to the Lakers. - p.s. No disrespect to the old Pippin/MJ Bulls...

October 22, 2012  04:34 PM ET

Which team will win the Eastern Conference

1. Miami 96.7
2. Boston 3.3%

Last year Miami 96.3

October 22, 2012  04:35 PM ET

Which team will win the Southeast Division

1. Miami 96.7%
2. Atlanta 3.3%

Last year: Miami 96.3%

October 22, 2012  04:36 PM ET

Who will win the 2012-13 MVP?

1. LeBron James, Miami -- 66.7%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 30.0%
3. Carmelo Anthony, New York -- 3.3%

Last year: Kevin Durant -- 66.7%

October 22, 2012  04:39 PM ET

if you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?

1. LeBron James, Miami -- 80.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 16.7%
3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers -- 3.3%

Last year: Kevin Durant, LeBron James -- 37.0%

October 22, 2012  04:46 PM ET

Please don't hype the heat please!
give it all to the lakers and celtics.
After all word on the court was the lakers were gonna sweep the playoffs & finals...

October 22, 2012  04:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who will win the 2012-13 MVP?1. LeBron James, Miami -- 66.7% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 30.0% 3. Carmelo Anthony, New York -- 3.3%Last year: Kevin Durant -- 66.7%

Carmelo is in the race?
For MVP?
LMAO!
And Wade was robbed twice and yet Melo is in the running?
Hmmm.

October 22, 2012  04:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

if you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?1. LeBron James, Miami -- 80.0% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 16.7% 3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers -- 3.3%Last year: Kevin Durant, LeBron James -- 37.0%

I'd start with Wade.

October 22, 2012  04:48 PM ET

Heat made the right pick.........

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October 22, 2012  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

As Tony Parker said: repeating is very hard to do. The great San Antonio teams probably had more upside than Miami and they could not do it. ...Seems like that successfully climbing that mountain belongs to the Lakers. - p.s. No disrespect to the old Pippin/MJ Bulls...

They had!
Key word, the spurs can't even keep up with the heat, infact they can't hold a lead either.
Spurs are old news they won't win another title anytime soon.
They can't beat OKC,lakers, or clippers or grizzlies.
Heat have way more upside in this present time, and are 2 man deep at every position, yes every position including center.
You better believe the heat will keep Josh Harrellson, that's another big body that can bang down low and rebound but Harrellson comes with a bonus, he can stretch the floor too.

October 22, 2012  04:51 PM ET

heat-peat....

 
October 22, 2012  04:52 PM ET

Which is the best defensive team in the NBA?

1. Chicago -- 40.0%
2. Miami -- 26.7%
3. Boston -- 23.3%
4. L.A. Lakers -- 6.7%
5. San Antonio -- 3.3%

Last year: Chicago -- 66.7%

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