The NBA season is upon us!
The Playoffs may have been played in June, meaning the league took a breather between then and the scheduled tip-off for the new season, October 16. But that was not the case.
The league never took a timeout, even in the summer. It was something of a killer offseason where trades and free agent signings made sure there was at least over thing or the other happening in the league.
DeMarcus Cousins has joined the ever-formidable Golden State Warriors squad. LeBron James finally called time on his one-man show at Cleveland and decided to share the Los Angeles space with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co.
Despite all these moves, it seems like the Golden State Warriors remain the best side in the franchise, the best team in the league. The gap between the Dubs and the rest of the league seems to only be growing. They may just go on ahead to win a fourth NBA title in five years.
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But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The season, which has a number of questions hovering over it, has not even started. The NBA Finals is still a long 9 months away. There’s plenty of time to enjoy all the basketball action set to unfold before that time, starting with the pre-season games.
In preparation for the new season, all 30 franchises have all been playing against each other since the turn of the month. These series of games is expected to run until when the competitive games kick off in mid October.
But you don’t have to wait that long to start cashing in on NBA games. The following are just some of the games to look forward to – and also cash in on – this weekend:
- Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
- Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers
- Los Angeles Laker vs. Los Angeles Clippers
- San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets
- Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Atlanta Hawks
- Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks
- Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks
May be an inconsequential meet up but next weekend, Steph Curry and LeBron James will go head-to-head again when Golden State Warriors welcome LA Lakers.
The last time both of these men were on the same court together, Steph, alongside Kevin Durant, Klay and co. ran away with yet another NBA title – yet another defeat LeBron had to suffer as Cleveland Cavaliers played against Steve Kerr’s men.
Of course there’s nothing at stake since this is a friendly. But LeBron James may just be looking to show GSW what they can look forward to this season.
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As we count down to a new season, which NBA side are you tipping to go all the way to the NBA Finals? Leave us your comments and share your thoughts with us.