The season is almost here and it can't come soon enough. Thoughts of KG, the Truth and Ray-Ray playing together are dancing in our heads, and we're all wondering how the Mavs are going to recover from one of the biggest upsets in NBA history.

But before we get started with NBA season No. 62, it's time to look back at all that has happened since the Spurs swept the Cavs and Tony and Eva smooched on the podium.

So, here are the highlights of a very busy summer in NBA-land.

The Draft
It was Oden, Durant and the rest on a night that saw a few big trades go down, as well as the selections of what may be one of the best draft classes in recent memory.
From the Garden: The Draft Blog
Photos: Draft Gallery

Summer Leagues
Aaron Brooks of the Rockets and Nate Robinson of the Knicks were the stars at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Orlando: Pepsi Pro Summer League
Utah: Rocky Mountain Revue

Rookie Photo Shoot
Jeff Green and his fellow incoming rookies gathered in New York to don their new jerseys and pose for the camera.
Rookie Survey: Durant is the Player's Choice
Gallery: New Rookie Photos

Hall of Fame
Lakers coach Phil Jackson led a distinguished class of inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 7.
Hareas: Jackson Arrives in Springfield

FIBA Americas
Team USA returned to dominant form in rolling through the competition to win the FIBA Americas tournament in Las Vegas and qualify for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
USA Basketball: Full Coverage
Recap: Where Do We Stand?

Andrei Kirilenko led Russia to the gold medal, upsetting Pau Gasol and the favored Spanish team, at Eurobasket 2007.
On to Beijing: Qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics
Blogs: Songaila and Belinelli Check In

Player Movement
There's a new big three in the NBA as Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen have joined Paul Pierce in Boston. Catch up on all the comings and goings with Player Movement Central.
KG Trade: Reaction from Around the Web

Oden Injury
The No. 1 pick in the 2007 Draft, Greg Oden of the Blazers, will likely miss the entire 2007-08 season after undergoing microfracture surgery on Sept. 13.
Barrett: A Long Day

Basketball Without Borders
More than 30 NBA players took part in Basketball Without Borders events in China, Brazil, South Africa and France, using the sport of basketball to influence positive social change.
The NBA Summer: 262 Global Events in 162 Cities

Yao-Nash Charity Game
Several NBA players joined Steve Nash and Yao Ming in Beijing for a charity game and auction to provide funds for various philanthropic endeavors throughout China.
Galleries: One | Two | Three
Video: Game Highlights

Mercury Win it All
The Phoenix Mercury surprised the defending champion Detroit Shock to win the 2007 WNBA Championship, capping the best season in league history.
Wurst: The Girls of Summer Head For Home
Blog: Finals MVP, Cappie Pondexter

Gilbert Being Gilbert
While you didn't hear much from other NBA players this summer, you sure read plenty from blogger, Gilbert Arenas, who stole a joke, dogged his man Richard Jefferson, slept at the Verizon Center for a week and introduced his new shoes.

Official Review
In the wake of the Tim Donaghy story, David Stern announced that Lawrence B. Pedowitz will lead an extensive review of the rules, policies and procedures relating to gambling and the NBA's officiating program.
Commissioner Stern: Press Conf. | Transcript