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FBA: Bold Predictions

10/31/2005

With the start of the NBA season only hours away, I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl. And come to think of it, I did need a good idea for a Halloween costume …

BOLD PRESEASON PREDICTIONS

Indiana GF Ron Artest will win the league MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards, bite the head off a live bat while covering a rap version of "Crazy Train" at halftime of Game 7 of the NBA Finals and lead the Pacers to the NBA title. OK, I'm moderately confident he'll do at least one of the above, but take this to the bank: Artest will produce like a fantasy first-rounder. He was ready to crack into the elite last season, and now he's put on more muscle (as if he needed it) and is ticked off at everyone. Scary.