As the “appetite whetting” preseason period finally comes to an end, the countdown for the main NBA season has just begun.
The 2019/2020 NBA season was filled with some extraordinary and special moments including the Raptors’ 30 points come back against the Mavericks and LeBron James’ surpassing of Kobe Bryant to become the NBA’s third highest scorer of all time.
The season also ended on a high note for Los Angeles Lakers as they won their 17th Championship with the help of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
For many NBA fans, then, the hope is that the new season will get even better, and with the mouth watering encounters slated for the opening day, we might well have a glimpse of what is to come in the next months.
The 2020/2021 season sets off with two of the most anticipated match-ups in the NBA league: Nets vs Warriors and a Los Angeles drama showdown between the Lakers and the Clippers.
New NBA season: Nets vs Warriors
With an all-time 91 regular season games played between the Nets and the Warriors, the former trails the latter by 17 wins. The Golden State Warriors have won 54 of those 91 games while Nets have won 34.
On their last encounter, the Brooklyn Nets took the win (129-88) with a home advantage at the Barclays Center on the 5th of February 2020.
However exciting that was, the absence of the main stars of both teams was quite disappointing for fans all over the world. With broken fingers, Achilles and shoulder injuries, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving missed these fixtures and most or all of the 2019/2020 season. Nonetheless, advance medical science came in handy, resurrected the dead, healed the sick and saved the thrill and the excitement of the game.
Now the question of the day is, “Who will come back stronger?” Will Kevin Durant lead the Nets to defeat his former team or will Steph Curry lead the Warriors to continue their supreme dominance over the Nets. Find out tonight at the Barclays Center.
Lakers vs Clippers
Meanwhile at the Staples Center, Los Angeles will unite to divide allegiance, as the two giants of Los Angeles prepare to start the season with a fierce and heated battle.
Los Angeles Lakers head into the game with a superior record over Clippers, having defeated their rivals in the last two games to extend their wins to 150 as against Clippers’ 74.
Will the defending champions start the season as strongly as they ended the previous one, or will The Claw and King George put up a befitting battle for supremacy in the West against King James and The Brow.
Tonight we experience the rivalry, the comebacks, the tension and the love between these four teams. Most importantly, we witness the KINGS’ BATTLE which sets the season off.
Let the games Begin!.