The NBA announced its regular-season schedule today and they are bringing in something special.
This season marks the 75th anniversary of the NBA and they have an entire slate planned of games involving teams who have been more than historically involved with the development of the league we know today.
Moving back to the normal 82 game schedule starting around mid-October, the newly crowned champion Bucks will be hosting Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks eliminated the Nets in the Eastern Conference Finals in a stunning fashion. This is coming up after a Gold-Medal summer for KD, Jrue Holiday, Kris Middleton, as well as Devin Booker, of the Phoenix Suns, who the Bucks beat in the Finals to score the Larry O’Brien trophy.
Putting aside their NBA differences and early chemistry/coaching struggles, Team USA figured it out and proved we are primed for a very exciting NBA season.
What To Expect
Going into this upcoming season, according to many NBA execs and coaches, there is a new king(s) on the throne as for who is crowned the Best Player in the NBA.
After holding the title for more years than we can remember, LeBron James is no longer considered to be number 1. Instead, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant were tied with the most number 1 votes. This will certainly add fuel to LeBron’s fire and the retirement community that everyone has bestowed upon the Lakers this season. It is championship or bust time for the James era Lakers and I know everyone cannot wait for these heavyweight matchups throughout the year.
Also earlier this week they announced the Christmas Day schedule.
“Christmas Day will feature five games across ESPN and ABC on Saturday, Dec. 25: Hawks at Knicks (12 p.m. ET, ESPN); Celtics at Bucks (2:30 p.m. ET, ABC); Warriors at Suns (5 p.m. ET, ABC); Nets at Lakers (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN); and Mavericks at Utah Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).”