- Associated Press - Thursday, October 7, 2010

BARCELONA (AP) - NBA Commissioner David Stern says anticipation surrounding the Miami Heat is one reason why he expects fans may see “some of the greatest basketball ever played” this season.

Speaking Thursday before the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers played Euroleague champion Regal FC Barcelona, Stern was asked if Miami getting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to play together on what’s expected to be a title contender would make the Heat “bad guys” in the league.

Stern says, “We’re going to have, really, our most successful season. I don’t think it’s good guys and bad guys. I think you’re going to be getting to see some of the greatest basketball ever played.”

He added that it’s “very interesting and exciting” to see how James, Wade and Bosh teamed up.