Come in, come in. Rest yourself by the fire. It has been a long journey for you my friend. Please, drink your fill. Do not worry, the Oasis of Regular Season is plentiful, and there is more than enough for all to share.
It must have been a grueling journey through the Desert of Offseason with so many ups and downs along your path. The luck of acquiring Oden in your travels must have been an amazing experience to behold. I share your grief that he was struck down by the hated Couch, but I also rejoice for he will return to us again next season. With a season to learn the secret ways of big men in the NBA, he will bring many new skills to bear on our enemies soon enough. Backboards will fear the sound of his approach. Many more high points were seen along your path, however.
The blooming of Webster during Summer League and Pre-season must have been a plesant surprise. Much was sacrificed for him in the past, and seeing the potential emerge lifts my heart. Our young Captains Roy and Aldridge have continued to grow and mature with time. We will rely on their strengths in the upcoming battles.
Yes, many blessing have been bestowed upon our house, but it is important that we not squander what has been given and earned. The long trek you have undertaken through the Desert of Offseason has led you to this point in the hopes of seeing our chosen men gain in wisodm and skill. Show strength and resolve in the trials to come, for the Desert of Offseason was a test for you as it was for our warriors. These coming months will test the mettle of our hearts and show us where we must grow in order to succeed.
Long have you traveled, but take heart for you have arrived at a time of a great awakening. Look...see as the ring is passed to the current champion. See the faces of our men as they witness the honor being bestowed, and know that their hearts burn to take their place among the great tribes in the league.