NBA Season Set to Start Dec. 22, Features 72-Game Schedule After Receiving Ownership Approval
By CBS News // November 7, 2020
Season will start just in time for the league's marquee Christmas slate of games
(CBS) – The NBPA has approved ownership’s proposal for the 2020-21 NBA season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
That proposal includes starting on Dec. 22, in time for the league’s marquee Christmas slate of games. The schedule will be 72 games long.
The plan had initially received quite of a bit of resistance from the players, who wanted a longer offseason after the mentally exhausting Orlando bubble.
However, this plan gets the league on track to return to its typical October-June schedule for the 2020-21 plan.
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