For the last few weeks, there has been a lot of attention paid to certain aspects of the league, as the NBA Summer League impressed fans and the new rookie class tried to prove itself.
Meanwhile, there have been numerous huge trades and even more rumors and speculation about possible acquisitions and changes in the league.
All of this attention and all of this drama has definitely had an impact on the league as it formulates the schedule for next season.
The NBA so messy. They see all the smoke happen in the summer and make them the season openers 😂
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) August 16, 2022
On Twitter, Hart couldn’t help but laugh at all the hubbub: “The NBA so messy. They see all the smoke happen in the summer and make them the season openers.”
Hart could be talking about any number of matchups set for opening night so his point stands true.
Let’s be honest: the league wants drama and “messiness” – and that’s what they’ll get this year.
This offseason has been more dramatic than practically any that’s come before.
Obviously, the biggest story of the last few months has been Kevin Durant‘s desire to leave the Brooklyn Nets.
But that was just some of the drama that has been swirling around the league.
Even Hart’s own Trail Blazers have gotten in on the fun too.
The league is well aware of these highly-shared, buzz-worthy stories and they are taking all of that into consideration as they write the schedule.
They want the drama – they just want to make sure it unfolds on the court.