Mustangs react – NBA season starts

Brady Roberts – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last Tuesday, about four months after the Golden State Warriors won their second championship in three years and fifth overall, the National Basketball League (NBA) started their grueling nine-month season.

The NBA is a professional basketball league featuring the best players from around the world competing for a championship and title of best team in the world.

LRHS junior Jacob Pipercic said, “I don’t play basketball but I love watching NBA games. It is cool to see guys hit game winners and make great plays. But this year is especially cool because I like Lonzo Ball and everything he brings to a team.”

The NBA started with two good games featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors taking on the Houston Rockets. During the Cavaliers and Celtics game, Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury that was later diagnosed as a dislocation and fracture of his left tibia.

“It’s unfortunate that he got injured, especially in the first five minutes of the season, with a brand-new team. He was one of my favorite players before he came to my favorite team (Celtics), so I’m hoping he can have a quick recovery and get back on the court,” said LRHS junior Johnny Reid.

Hayward is just one of the many players to be on a new team this year because of either free agency or trades.

LRHS sophomore and LRHS varsity basketball player Keon Buckley said, “It’s been a dream of mine since I was young to be the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the NBA one day. So, it’s really exciting for me to see this season unfold after the crazy offseason and all the new teams competing against each other.”

With the Golden State Warriors as the clear favorite to win the championship once again, the rest of the 29 teams all have the same question to answer, “How can the Warriors be stopped?”

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