by Patrick Smith, Muscoy Elementary

Students will gather and compare data of NBA teams over 5 year periods to try and decide which is the greatest ever.

Introduction

Basketball season is here!  Will Lebron win his first MVP award?  Is Greg Oden a sure lock for Rookie of the Year?   Will we see a back-to-back champion for the first time since the Lakers won three straight?  Last year we witnessed the Boston Celtics come out of the supposedly inferior Eastern Conference to demolish the Lakers in the Finals.  Could that have been the re-birth of an NBA dynasty?  Will it be possible for them to get through some up and coming teams in the East like the Cavs, Hornets, or Magic and overtake a team from the again favored West?  If that's the case, dynasty talk is sure to happen!