LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers can’t make the NBA Finals every year, can they? Well, up until recently, they basically had.
Since 2007, there have only two years where James nor the Lakers have made the Finals: 2019 and this year, 2021. It looked as though that streak was going to start up again this season, but injuries kept the Lakers from reaching their full potential.
Now, the Milwaukee Bucks or Phoenix Suns will go toe-to-toe on the league’s biggest stage for the right to be named NBA Champions. One would assume that Lakers fans are rooting for the Bucks because the Suns are a Western Conference team, and because the Suns are the team that eliminated the Lakers, but the chip that this Phoenix team plays with makes them somewhat likable. Somewhat.
Here is the full schedule for the NBA Finals:
2021 NBA Finals Schedule (All on ABC)
- Game 1: Tuesday, July 6
- Game 2: Thursday, July 8
- Game 3: Sunday, July 11
- Game 4: Wednesday, July 14
- Game 5: Saturday, July 17
- Game 6: Tuesday, July 20
- Game 7: Thursday, July 22
As is the case for Lakers games, this is your place to hang out and talk hoops amongst yourselves. You can also make your last-minute predictions. I, for one, am partial to the old Brandon Jennings proverb: Bucks in six.
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