NBA 2020-21: NBA key dates, including Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame induction, All Star break; Check out

NBA news: The NBA 2020-21 schedule was revealed last week as the training camps start on the 1st of December, and the opening night of NBA is on the 22nd of December. Find more key dates here, including Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame induction, NBA All-Star 2020 break

It was also declared that the teams will play pre-season games from the 11th of December to the 19th of December. It is mandatory for the teams to play at least one home game before the season starts on the 22nd of December.


The tentative dates are as follows:

March 5-10: NBA All-Star 2020 Break (minus an ASG)

May 16: The regular season ends

May 22: First-round playoffs

June 7: Conference semifinals

June 22: Conference Finals

July 8-22: NBA Finals

The league stated that the Board of Governors’ approved a pre-Christmas start of Dec. 22 with a shortened 72-game schedule. The tentative schedule leaves out an All-Star Game which was reportedly being removed.

Also Read: Summarising the 134-page guide released by NBA before the start of the 2020-21 season

NBA news: Additional dates in the NBA 2020-21 season:

While it was known that the training camps start on the 1st of December. The players will have to perform individual workouts for the first 5 days of December, This will also include communicating with the media.

Players can start working out in a group from the 6th of December. They will have 5 days to do so as the NBA preseason games start on the 11th of December.

The season is divided into two halves.

December 22 will be the NBA opening night. The All-Star break which was shifted from Indiana will start on the 5th of March.

While the second half of the season starts on the 11th of May, there will be Hall of Fame inductions for the Class of 2020. This event will be headlined by Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan.

The 2021 NBA playoffs are expected to start in May and end in mid-July.
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