The start of the 2016-17 NBA season is less than a month away! The first game of the season is between the 2016 NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the New York Knicks is on October 25, 2016.
Fresh off a title, NBA fans are wondering if Lebron James can win another title in Cleveland. Last season, Cleveland won its first NBA championship by beating the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers trailed 3-1 in the series before they stormed back to upset the Warriors and became the first team in the history of the NBA to come back from a 3-1 series deficit.
When Does NBA Season Start?
The 2016-2017 NBA season starts on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
2016-17 NBA Season Opener Viewing Details
Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Quickens Loan Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Broadcast: TNT and NBA League Pass
NBA Finals 2016 Recap
Lebron James and the Cavs may have won the championship last year but NBA fans are waiting to see how the Golden State Warriors will play with the addition of superstar Kevin Durant over the summer. The former Oklahoma Thunder made waves over the summer when he opted to join arguably the best team in the NBA. He received harsh criticism for taking the easy way towards a championship and has been booed every place besides in Golden State.
New York Knicks Predictions
The Warriors haven’t been the only team making noise during the summer. The New York Knicks caught everyone by surprise when they traded for Derrick Rose. They continued to build their roster by acquiring former Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, and guards Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings. Knicks fans are excited to see a new and improved product take the court.
New York may have added new players to their roster but the ones drawing the limelight are returning players Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Anthony is fresh off of winning his third gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and looks to carry over his successful summer to the fall. Porzingis, on the other hand, is the one everyone is waiting to see. He came in second last year in rookie voting and won everyone over with his hustle and put-back dunks. The question everyone is asking is how much better is Porzingis going to be in his second year in the NBA?
The match-up on October 25 is between the reigning champions and the up-and-coming Knicks team. The tip-off to this game will officially declare the return of the NBA season!