The NBA is planning a Christmas feast for fans.
ESPN reported Tuesday that the Christmas Day schedule will feature a showdown between the star-studded Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers.
Other games on the slate include the Atlanta Hawks meeting the Knicks at Madison Square Garden in a rematch of the Hawks’ first-round, five-game playoff series win, as well as Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks meeting Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.
The full schedule for the 82-game season is expected to be released in the coming days.
A matchup between the Nets and Lakers would be chance for fans to decide who has the better “big three” as the game would pit — if all are healthy — Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving against the Los Angeles trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the newly acquired Russell Westbrook.
DraftKings lists the Nets (+210) and Lakers (+380) as big favorites to win the 2021-22 NBA title. BetMGM concurs, with the Nets posted at +240 and the Lakers at +400.
–Field Level Media