The season before the season marks a crucial juncture for basketball teams, as they strategize their future lineup and reinforce team dynamics. A time of preparation, where coaches familiarize themselves with their players and cultivate team synergy. The stage is now set for the 2023-24 NBA preseason, with the full schedule unveiled by the NBA.
Spanning two weeks, the preseason will see the Los Angeles Lakers engage in six games, building momentum leading up to their opening match against reigning champions, the Nuggets.
In a bid to establish their prowess, the Lakers will traverse five distinct cities across California and Nevada throughout these matches. Their preseason journey kicks off in San Francisco on October 7th, with a face-off against their rivals, the Golden State Warriors. Venturing beyond traditional basketball arenas, the Lakers are set to confront the Nets in Las Vegas and the Kings in Anaheim, expanding their reach to new fanbases.
A highlight of the preseason is the Lakers’ debut appearance at the Crypto.com Arena during the 2023-2024 season, with an anticipated rematch against the Warriors on October 13th. Swiftly following, just two days later, the Lakers will lock horns with the Bucks, further igniting the excitement at Crypto.com Arena.
As the preseason climax approaches, the Lakers will head to Palm Springs, where the pristine Acrisure Arena awaits their final tune-up match against the Suns. This pivotal encounter will fine-tune their strategies before the real action commences.
For those keen on keeping track of all the preseason action, X, previously known as Twitter, will provide a comprehensive schedule for every participating team. With the resounding buzz of the final buzzer in Palm Springs, fans and players alike will possess a clearer vision of the Lakers’ roster and what to anticipate in the impending Lake Show.
The countdown to tip-off has begun, as the NBA’s 2023-24 preseason promises riveting clashes and strategic maneuvers, as teams lay the foundation for a thrilling season ahead.