NBA Season Set to Start

Professional basketball players gear up this October for the beginning of a fresh season

Max Montana, Managing Editor

     Fans purchase their tickets and dust off their jerseys in preparation for the 2018-2019 NBA season. This season will feature an all-time low in amount of back-to-back games teams will have to play. Also, the NBA will label its schedule through weekly intervals which will go up to Week 26 in April. The games will tip-off on October 16th with a double header on TNT featuring the Philadelphia 76ers facing the Boston Celtics as well as the defending champions Golden State Warriors taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder.  

     In case you forgot what took place in July during the NBA’s free agency period, let me remind you. Lebron James left Cleveland (again) when he took his talents to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. Carmelo Anthony bolted from the Thunder to join James Harden on the Houston Rockets. In a surprising swap, the San Antonio Spurs sent the disgruntled Kawhi Leonard to Toronto for prolific shooting guard Demar Derozen. Paul George decided to stay in Oklahoma City to chase a ring with Russell Westbrook. Also, Demarcus Cousins made an unbeatable team, in the Warriors, a little bit more unbeatable. Cousins, formerly a starter on the New Orleans Pelicans, expressed his pleasure with his decision to join the Warriors over the summer.  

“Bada Bing Bada Boom… I’m a Warrior,” Cousins said.

     NBA General Managers pegged the Golden State Warriors as the likely repeat and three-peat champions for this upcoming season.