Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Steph Curry and Draymond Green.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The NBA IS BACK!
The Stars are out on opening night as Kevin Durant makes his long awaited debut for the Brooklyn Nets, a team that has their sights set on bringing a championship to the city of Brooklyn!
Never has a Brooklyn team had so much promise since acquiring the likes of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams.
This team right now are primed and ready to go, led by KD and Kyrie, but their support staff is just as solid.
Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert and Joe Harris were brilliant last season in leading the Nets to the playoffs, and will have a large role in making sure this team goes that next step and gets to the promise land.
Steph Curry also returns to the court tomorrow, and will be looking to return to his back to back MVP form for the Warriors, a team that had Championship aspirations this season before Klay Thompson suffered a season ending Achilles injury.
The Warriors didn’t want to sit around and waste Steph’s return, with adding Kelly Oubre into the mix.
Oubre was great for Phoenix last season, and along with Wiggins, will have to shoulder a lot of the scoring load to help this team get wins this season and get them back into the playoffs.
Draymond Green also had an injury riddled 2019-20 season, and was definitely missing his star back court tandem. He will have a pep back in his step, as well has having the services of the newly drafted James Wiseman into the team, this team won’t be a push over this season even without Klay.
The night cap brings us to the city of LA, where we started last season, as Kawhi showed why he was one of the most sought after free agents in history, dismantling the Lakers on his own.
Fast forward a season down the track, and there are a lot of questions to ask about this Clippers team and how last season ended in the bubble.
Paul George went all “Playoff P” on us, while Kawhi also went missing in Game 7, and the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets.
They have a new coach in Tyronn Lue, a new starting centre in Serge Ibaka and have re tooled their bench, after the shock exit of Montrezl Harrell to their cross town rivals.
After just paying Paul George a lot of money in the off season, it’s once again now or never for the Clippers.
The exact opposite has happened to the Purple and Gold this offseason, after winning their 17th NBA Championship, the Lakers have only got stronger.
Dennis Schroder has come across after a stellar season in OKC (one in which he should have won the 6th Man of the Year Award), and will look to move into a starting role this season with the Lakers.
As stated above, Montrezl Harrell (the current 6th Man of the Year Award) makes his way into the Lakers line up, as well as picking up Marc Gasol to replace Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee.
How the rich get richer!
This only benefits LeBron and Anthony Davis from a health standpoint, as they’ll comfortably be able to rest in games, knowing they have the right support staff to carry them through this season.
It’s sure to be an amazing Opening Night, as all 4 of these teams will be looking to make an early season statement before the Xmas Day games!