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Holy fast breaks, loose balls and non-traveling calls, the new NBA season is already nearly a week old. Only eight more months to go.

If you're an NBA fan, you've already done your due diligence in checking out the experts' analyses and predictions, all the various odds and over-unders.

Well, maybe not all the over-unders. Consider the following.

Eleven thousand, four hundred and fifty-nine: That's the over-under on how many times sports media types will use the term "three-peat" in referring to the Miami Heat.

Eight: Over-under on how many sports media types know, without looking it up, that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra could join John Kundla as the only NBA coaches not named Jackson or Auerbach to win three consecutive league championships.

Nine thousand, six hundred and thirty-three: Over-under on how many times New York-area media types will hype the rivalry between the Knicks and the Nets.

Sixteen: Over-under on how many fans of NBA teams not named Knicks or Nets care.

Eight thousand, two hundred and fifteen: Over-under on how many times Los Angeles-area media types will hype the rivalry between the Lakers and Clippers.

Twenty: Over-under on how many fans of NBA teams not named Lakers or Clippers care.

Twenty-three: Over-under on how many times NBA pundits will joke that it's a shame that Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan can't find a player half as good as Michael Jordan.

One: Over-under on how many defamation lawsuits are filed on behalf of professional sorcerers and necromancers seeking to have the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic change their names.

Two: Over-under on how many defamation lawsuits are filed on behalf of jazz aficionados seeking to have Utah change its team nickname.

Nineteen: Over-under on how many times a sportscaster will be unable to keep a straight face while saying the words "New Orleans Pelicans."

Nine hundred and ninety-nine: Over-under on how many times San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is asked about what Tim Duncan's leadership means to the Spurs. Same over-under on how many times Duncan is asked about what Popovich's leadership means to the team.

Eleven: Over-under on how many rumors are linked to George Karl becoming the next coach of (fill in the blank).

Seven: Over-under on how many rumors are linked to Don Nelson becoming the next coach of (fill in the blank).

Seven: Over-under on how many of those rumors are found to have originated with Don Nelson.

Twelve: Over-under on how many games into the season it will be before Dwight Howard's commitment to the success of the Houston Rockets will be questioned by a teammate.

Thirteen: Over-under on how many games before the issue of Howard's effect on team chemistry becomes a topic for discussion among the NBA national media.

Forty-one: Over-under on how many games Andrew Bogut will be healthy enough to play for the Warriors.

Fifty-five: Over-under on how many times Bay Area sports talk radio hosts will say the name of Warriors forward Andre Iguodala for no other reason than they like pronouncing Iguodala.

Thirty-six: Over-under on how many of SportsCenter's best nightly NBA highlights feature either Ricky Rubio or Kevin Love or both. Same over-under on the number of games the Minnesota Timberwolves will win.

Seven: Over-under on number of games it will take before consensus is reached on the Toronto Raptors' irrelevance matching that of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Thirty: Over-under on number of games it will take for a Dallas Mavericks beat writer to produce a nostalgic piece on the good old days when owner Mark Cuban cared enough to make a jackass of himself at courtside.

Fifty: Over-under on number of games the Sacramento Kings lose. Also on the number of times former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will be asked whether he has any regrets about having fought so hard to keep the team in town.

Fifty-two: Over-under on the percentage of Comeback Player of the Year votes for Kobe Bryant. Also the percentage of Lakers teammates who go on record as preferring he hadn't come back.

And finally ...

One: Over-under on the number of Academy Award nominations that will go to "Linsanity," the inspirational rags-to-riches documentary, directed by Evan Leong, about Jeremy Lin, the former Palo Alto High and Harvard star and ex-Warrior, ex-Knick and current Houston point guard, the first Asian-American to play in the NBA.

Robert Rubino can be reached at RobertoRubino@comcast.net.