Just last month, LeBron James won his 4th NBA title by helping the Lakers capture their 17th NBA Championship in franchise history. Unlike most years, the season was interrupted due to a global pandemic, which means next season is going to start sooner rather than later.
This week, the National Basketball Players Association board of representatives voted to approve a plan for a Dec. 22 start to the season that includes a reduced 72-game schedule.
In a statement, the NBPA said: “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.”
Lebron James among the players not happy about the season starting up so soon.
If you can remember, not all teams got invited to the NBA bubble in Orlando, which means the lower tier teams have been off since March and much more well rested for next season.
We suspect there will be a ton of rest given to players like LeBron and Anthony Davis to ensure they don’t get injured.