The wait is over, the NBA season is back.
And you have got to love the NBA league office in their scheduling. It certainly could teach a few other leagues around the world how to create excitement.
We haven't got the brain power to go through every opening night match up in this feature (be fair, there are 13 of them). So we are going to set our sights on the first to tip off and for us British NBA fans the most exciting, Brooklyn against Milwaukee.
You don't have to be a NBA nerd to get excited about this one. The hosts, Milwaukee, won their first ever NBA title in modern era just 90 days ago. They also have the phenom that is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Much will be riding on his shoulders again this season and most don't expect him or the Bucks to reach the same dizzy heights.
In fact, the clear favourites (according to most bookies) are the visitors, the Brooklyn Nets. That said their off-season hasn't been plain sailing with the ever increasing drama that seems to surround Kyrie Irving grabbing most of the headlines. As it stands they will be without their all-star guard for at least the foreseeable future if not the rest of the season.
Unlike the Bucks, the Nets have strengthened in the off-season including the signing of Olympic bronze medallist Patty Mills and veteran bigman LaMarcus Aldridge. The former brings a 2014 championship ring with him from San Antonio whilst the latter is another in the long line of ring chasers joining a super team in the hunt of jewellery.
The expectation for this first meeting of the season is a close game but surely, behind the former Thunder duo of Harden and Durant, the Nets have too much firepower for the Bucks to cope with.
Brooklyn will also be motivated by the game 7 overtime loss to the Bucks in last season's Eastern Conference Semi Finals. That night the Nets leaned too heavy on their starting five including Durant and Harden playing every second of the 53 minutes. That is sure to have played a part in the building of a deeper roster for this season and they will expect it to pay dividends from the opening tip.
The neutrals amongst us will hope for a close game that will go down to the wire and will hopefully signal what could be an amazing battle to be the best in the east.
The game is exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK and tips off at 12:30am and for those mad night owls/crazy early risers it is followed by Golden State Warriors against LA Lakers at 3am.
Buckle up, the NBA rollercoaster is about to set off.
If you want to rep the Nets this season why not pick up this super rare vintage Jason Collins jersey