NBA Season To Tip Off Tentatively On December 22
The NBA is back in business already. The league’s last official game was exactly a month ago on October 11, when the LA Lakers took home the title after beating the Miami Heat in six games. Now, the newest NBA season is set to tip off tentatively in just over a month from now.
The National Basketball Players Association released a statement on November 6th, stating the following:
“The Board of Player Representatives of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has tentatively approved a start date of December 22, 2020 for the 2020-2021 NBA season and a 72-game schedule. Additional details remain to be negotiated and the NBPA is confident that the parties will reach agreement on these remaining issues relevant to the upcoming season.”NBPA Statement
And so it begs the question, will the Lakers repeat their championship run in 2021?
Will the Heat make it to a second straight finals? Or will other teams emerge in 2021? These questions, along with many others, are storylines heading into what will be a quick turnaround into the start of the next NBA season.
However, it will also be an early Christmas gift for the many fans who love seeing their favorite NBA team on the court, especially for those eight teams who were left out of the NBA bubble because of their records.
In what was an unprecedented 2020 NBA season, here are some highlights for you as a quick recap before the upcoming season start:
Also, along with the NBPA, we wish a very happy Veteran’s Day to all veterans and active military personnel out there. Thank you so much for your service!
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.