The Los Angeles Lakers have always been one of the most celebrated franchises in NBA history and that remains truer than ever today. Even after a few down years, the Lakers remained the talk of the NBA and that only escalated when last year’s team couldn’t advance to the postseason for the sixth straight year, even with LeBron James.
Now the spotlight becomes even brighter after another productive summer. The Lakers went out and swung a blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis, a deal in which they lost most of their future assets but transformed them into instant title contenders.
The Lakers didn’t finish there, however. Even though they missed out on the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes, they added DeMarcus Cousins and filled out the rest of their roster with serviceable veterans such as Danny Green and Avery Bradley.
Now LA goes into 2019-20 as one of the most enigmatic teams in the NBA, and the recently released 2019-20 NBA schedule reflects that. Los Angeles has a whopping 43 games set to be nationally televised next season, the highest number in the NBA.
The Lakers open their campaign with an early season clash against the crosstown Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 22, a matchup many believe to be a preview of the Western Conference Finals. The Lakers and Clippers are also set to square off on Christmas day at 5:00 PT.
Additional notable games include Anthony Davis’ return to New Orleans on Nov. 27 and an MLK day showdown against the Boston Celtics on Jan. 20. You can view the entire Lakers’ regular season schedule by clicking here.