NBA 2021 season may start December 22 or January 18 – reports

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The 2020-2021 NBA season may begin on either December 22, 2020 or January 18, 2021, according to the nation’s leading league insiders.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has mentioned “time is running out” for the league’s season opening date.

Silver suggests that the league might lose too much money — $500 million up to $1 billion — if the league starts later. Starting prior to Christmas day may spare the league some income.

The league has also explored additional ways to improve cash flow among teams, per Woj, such as betting, hard alcohol, and casinos to generate more revenue.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania has also reported that the potential opening date of the upcoming season is down to either December or January next year. The NBA Players Association will have to vote on the matter.

The Los Angeles Lakers took home the 2020 NBA title behind the strength of Finals MVP LeBron James and all-star big man Anthony Davis.

Should the opening date for the next season be known already, the league will have to patch up a handful of matters quickly, like the draft and free agency.

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