Key NBA dates and match-ups for the upcoming season are starting to leak out. Obviously, a lot of the intrigue surrounds LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
We know a few huge games for LeBron's Lakers already. The team will head to Golden State for the marquee match-up of Christmas Day, the biggest regular season day on the NBA calendar.
The Lakers will also open on the road. LeBron's first game as a Laker will be at Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Now, we know who LeBron's first Lakers home game match-up will be against. Spoiler: it is a good one.
LeBron's Lakers will host the Houston Rockets on October 20.
LeBron will go up against reigning MVP James Harden, and two of his best friends in the sport: point guard Chris Paul, and soon-to-be-Rocket Carmelo Anthony.
ESPN just announced its lineup of opening week games, including Lakers-Rockets. The game will tip off at 10:30 p.m. ET.
There should be plenty of eyeballs on the Worldwide Leader for that one.