Sports Preview: What’s Coming Up?

By Ariel Plevan ‘23, Assistant Sports Editor

A few weeks ago, the National Basketball Association (NBA) season ended with an amazing final series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, and the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series concluded. There are going to be some key dates in both the NBA and MLB’s offseasons. The next half of the National Football League (NFL) season is approaching, and consequently, the fantasy football playoffs are coming up. With all of this in mind, here are some dates you should look out for over the next few weeks!

January 3rd, Seahawks vs 49ers, 4:25 Eastern Time. The Seahawks vs. the 49ers has become one of the NFL’s most iconic rivalries in the past few seasons. They’ve had close games, and both teams are looking to win another Vince Lombardi Trophy. With the way both teams have started off the season, the one thing that could prevent this game from reaching its peak is injuries. But, knowing the 49ers, they should be able to bounce back from their injury-riddled team and put up a fight against this Seahawks team led by MVP candidate Russel Wilson.

November 18th, NBA Draft. The NBA draft is how teams determine their futures, and this year’s draft has amazing talents at the top of the board who will be entering the NBA. Lamelo Ball, James Wiseman, and Anthony Edwards are a few of the most impressive prospects who will likely be drafted. Teams picking first include the Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, and more. This event is a must-watch for NBA fans.December 6th, MLB’s Annual Winter Meetings. The owner’s meetings are a time to look back at the past season and analyze what went well and what did not. The owners discuss possible rule changes and plans for the next season. This year’s meetings will likely highlight the pandemic. Owners and the league management will review how the pandemic was managed and what the following season will look like depending on what health officials say about how to protect both players and fans while attempting to play a full baseball season

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