By Joseph Cervantes
Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans
Date: November 27 at 9:30 EST
This past off-season, Davis was finally granted his wish and traded to the Lakers for a haul of young talent and future picks. This will be Davis’ first visit to New Orleans and should expect a repulsive crowd after he asked to be traded in the middle of last season. On the other hand, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Brandon Ingram will look to get its revenge on the Lakers and make them regret the trade. Lebron James will also face off against 2019 No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson, the 285 lb talented forward who has been compared favorably to the Lakers’ 16-year veteran. Expect full media coverage in what is expected to be one of the most watched games of the season.
Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors
Date: December 11th 2019 at 7:00 EST
After signing with the Clippers in free agency, Kawhi Leonard is set to return to Toronto on December 11th. Leonard only spent one season with the Raptors, but during his time up north, he made quite the impact on the entire nation of Canada by bringing Toronto its first-ever NBA title. Nonetheless, when Kawhi checks in for his first game back in Toronto, the arena should erupt in nothing short of a celebration. This will be a very special moment for Raptor and NBA fans across the world which will make it a must see game.
Houston Rockets at OKC Thunder
Date: January 20th 2020 at 9:30 EST
The return of Russell Westbrook to Oklahoma City will be one of the most watched games in Thunder history. Even though it was Westbrook’s request to be traded, he is still one of the most popular players in Thunder history after eleven straight years with the organization. It will be an odd, emotional game for fans watching him in a different uniform than he has ever worn. This will be a must see game for all NBA fans around the globe.
Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers
Date: December 25th 2019 at 2:30 EST
In what could be a potential ECF Championship match up, this will be a must see game that will take place on Christmas day. The Bucks lost Malcolm Brodgon in free agency but they have also reloaded with signings like Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez and Kyle Korver. On the other-hand, the 76ers signed defensive gem Al Horford during free agency to add on to there dynamic team. A chance to watch the dynamics between the East’s two best teams will make for incredible viewing on Christmas Day.
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers
Date: October 22nd 2019 at 10:30 EST
In what will become the battle of Los Angeles, this game will feauture arguably four of the top 10 best players in the NBA. On October 22nd, we will wait for the league to be blown right open with the best players in the league battling it out. Tickets for this game has skyrocketed ridiculously with nosebleed seats costing around $260! With the Clippers and Lakers being the top two teams favored to win the 2020 NBA championship, the real question that everyone will be asking this season is: “Who Will Win The Battle Of LA?”
Joseph Cervantes is a 16-year-old Senior that attends Sunny Hills High School. He grew up near Los Angeles and is still currently living there. He plans to attend Arizona State to continue his academic journey.