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NBA gamers tentatively approve the beginning of the season on December 22nd

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NBA players tentatively approved a 72-game regular season on Thursday, 2020-21, which was scheduled to begin on December 22nd.

The 2019-20 season has been suspended for more than four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. It ended on October 11th with the Lakers winning the championship. The next campaign is slated to begin shortly before Christmas following a vote by the National Basketball Players Association. It will be 10 games shorter than the usual 82 games.

"The Board of Player Representatives of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has tentatively approved a start date on December 22, 2020 for the 2020-2021 NBA season and a schedule for 72 games," NBPA said in a statement on Thursday evening.

"Further details remain to be negotiated and the NBPA is confident the parties will reach an agreement on these remaining issues that are relevant for the season ahead."

The Lakers won their 17th championship and first since 2010 by beating the Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals.

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