Baku, November 11, AZERTAC
On Thursday, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) confirmed that the organization had "tentatively approved a start date of December 22" for the upcoming 2020-21 season, according to CNN. The NBPA also confirmed it had agreed to a reduced length 72-game regular season.
The announcement has been an open secret for a while having been originally reported by the Athletic on October 22.
Nonetheless, the season will arrive earlier than many anticipated.
The final game of the 2020 NBA Finals came on October 11 from within a bio-secure bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, after a four month mid-season delay due to Covid-19.
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