The NBA is lastly giving the folks what they need after 5 lengthy years.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Friday that LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are set to face Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 26. Will probably be the house opener for the Lakers in addition to the primary time that James and Durant have performed one another head-to-head since all the way in which again in 2018.
The 2 superstars James and Durant have arguably the best rivalry of their era, enjoying on the similar place and having met within the NBA Finals three completely different instances (with Durant successful two of these matchups). However because of each ill-timed accidents and Durant continuously altering groups, a head-to-head matchup with each James and Durant enjoying in opposition to one another hasn’t occurred in 5 years. You’ll be able to learn extra about their odd historical past of current misses here.
Since James and Durant now play in the identical division, it was inevitable the streak would lastly finish in some unspecified time in the future. However the NBA seems to be stepping in right here and scheduling the matchup for the very begin of the 2023-24 season to keep away from any additional disappointments.