The National Basketball Association (NBA) has already put together a tentative competition calendar for the 2021-22 season and the now traditional “Christmas” day this year will feature a star-studded duel between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers, the two teams expected to be the favorites. To also be in the finals.
At least, that’s what the Las Vegas bets predicted, last July, after the Milwaukee Bucks declared they were the new NBA champions by defeating the Phoenix Suns in the Finals.
The full net will be served with the “Big 3” formed by US national team great champion Kevin Durant, in Tokyo 2020, where they won their fourth consecutive gold, goalkeeper James Harden and points guard Kyrie Irving. .
While the Lakers, with striker LeBron James and midfielder Anthony Davis also in attendance, also secured points guard Russell Westbrook this summer to establish the new “Big Three” of the Western Conference.
In addition to the great duel between the two teams with six stars in their ranks, three each, the Atlanta Hawks will travel again to Madison Square Garden, where they will face the New York Knicks.
The game between the Hawks and the Knicks will not have the same number of stars as would be awarded in the net against the Lakers, but it will have the incentive to be the rematch of the duel the two teams obtained in the first round of the previous playoffs.
The Hawks, with star goalkeeper Trae Young, hero and villain, gave the surprise by eliminating the Knicks, in five games, who had a field advantage.
Another interesting duel to be held on Christmas Day will take place in Salt Lake City, where the local Utah Jazz will host the Dallas Mavericks, with Slovenian goalkeeper Luka Doncic as the great singles star who will face goalkeeper Donovan. Mitchell and French midfielder Rudy Gobert.
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