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The NBA Appears Focused on Starting Next Season on MLK Day

There is yet to be a set date for the start of next season, but the NBA appears close to nailing down a day.

Of course, with the ongoing global pandemic a lot can still change, but at the current moment, the league hopes to start the 2020-21 regular season on Martin Luther King Day on January 18th.

This is all tentative might I add.

Although a Christmas Day start has not yet been ruled out, it appears extremely unlikely that the league will begin its season that soon following the conclusion of the season that passed. In year’s passed, Christmas Day has been a key part of the NBA’s annual calendar – a day in which the league holds some of its top marque matchups.

That being said, MLK Day has been an integral part of the league’s season and comes just as the NFL – the NBA’s main competitor – starts to wind down.

The league has yet to confirm the length of the 2020-21 season, but the NBA surely does not want to go up against the NFL in the Fall. This year’s playoff saw a huge decline in television ratings as the NBA has gone head-to-head with the NFL regular season, MLB playoffs, and NHL playoffs.

Surely, we will learn more as the offseason goes on.


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