Welcome to the NBA- the National Basketball Association! The 2019-2020 season was memorable for a lot of reasons. The 2019 half of the season went along fairly well. 2020 was cool for... maybe a few months. Then... COVID-19/Coronavirus happened. The world was in lockdown, and people wanted some sort of hope that things will get back to normal. The NBA (and even the WNBA) then decided to play out the rest of the season "in the bubble" in Orlando, Florida, USA. The season was therefore resumed instead of cancelled entirely. Amid the chaos and the slow return to the old normal, the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Championship. We are now looking at the next season of NBA basketball. I am opening this thread early to discuss some of the early news bits in regards to this upcoming season. I have heard the next season of NBA basketball could start circa January 18, 2021. So that's why I have "or maybe just 2021?" in this title of this thread. If you want to discuss NBA basketball for the upcoming season, you are free to do so. Can the Lakers repeat as Champions? Will a new team step up and become champs? What rookies will be ones to watch this upcoming season? These questions and more will be answered this upcoming season. Go along for the ride! Early news bits to share... * Daryl Morey will reportedly step down as general manager of the Houston Rockets. He's been the General Manager of the Rockets for 13 years. He was controversially involved in a message on Twitter that severed ties between the USA and China with his comments regarding Hong Kong during a protest period. * Tyronn Lue is told to be promoted to Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Another report indicates Chauncey Billups (remember him?) will be hired as a lead assistant. Let's talk about the next season of NBA basketball!