The NBA will announce the complete schedule of games for the upcoming 2018-19 season on Friday. Today, the league announced the national television schedule for the opening week of the season, Christmas Day games, and three Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on TNT.
On Christmas Day, LeBron James and the Lakers will travel to Oracle Arena to battle the world champion Golden State Warriors. For James, it will be a rematch of the NBA Finals, but for the rest of the Lakers, it will be an opportunity to show the Warriors and the rest of the NBA that they are for real.
While many are looking forward to the Lakers-Warriors, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has some concerns
“My concern here is the Lakers are going to get blown out the building,” Smith said on First Take today.
Listen below as Smith gives his take on Lakers-Warriors on Christmas Day:
— First Take (@FirstTake) August 8, 2018
So much can happen between now and Christmas Day. Therefore, I’ll let this one play itself out.