It’s been three months since the Cavaliers came from 3-1 down in the finals to win the NBA title against a 73-win Warriors team, but it’s felt like forever.
June 19 2016, we watched the Cavaliers defeat the Warriors by 93-89 and win the title in a thrilling Game 7 ending a 52-year long city-wide championship drought. On the back of a bunch of amazing performances from ‘The King’ Lebron James , the Warriors were defeated even though they had won the most games in an 82-game season in NBA history.
Now, it’s time for the madness to start all over, all that happened in the 2015/16 season doesn’t matter anymore.
The new season is here.
The season opens up early Wednesday morning with The Cavaliers at home against Carmelo Anthony and the new look New York Knicks, the Cavaliers will be given their championship rings before the game starts so you might want to check that out.
The Warriors also play as Kevin Durant takes the court for the first time with his new team for an official regular season game against a San Antonio Spurs team without Tim Duncan for the first time since 1997.
The final game for opening day involves last season’s surprise package the Portland Trailblazers defending home court against the Utah Jazz.
If you plan to catch any of the opening games, either online or NBATV or SuperSport, here are tip off times…
NY Knicks vs Cleveland Cavs – 12:30am
SA Spurs vs Golden State Warriors – 3:30am
Utah Jazz vs Portland Trailblazers – 3:00am
I’m excited about this new season and you should too, no matter the team you support (Well, except you support the Miami Heat).
Happy NBA Eve.