a reading from the NBA bible, champion team chapter 3, verses 1 to 6:
my people, thy enemies have banded together to stop ye from gaining what is rightfully yours; but though they are united against ye, they will still fail to stop ye, for they have their own agenda. i have made thee invincible against your foes from the west, and though you may not know it, ye are still invincible against any foes from the east. as long as you follow the right path, nothing will stand in your way. though they may have giants for soldiers, thy king which i gave you can still lead you through. i have given you the key my people, and to grab thy 3rd consecutive crown, ye would be wise to use it. for ye to grab number 3, thy number 3 should be preserved for the important battles. thy minister from the pearl of the orient knows it, and with his guidance, thy king should lead you to victory. ye have seen the added skills of soldier 30, ye will see the redemption of soldier 8. i have given soldier 34 a sip from the fountain of youth, and if all seems lost, i would give thee soldier 20 for six battles atop the eastern plains.
this is the word of the nba.