The 75th Anniversary Season of the NBA officially starts today!
The Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers will battle the first game of the season, along with the Brooklyn Nets facing off the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks.
However, several faces will not be seen in the opener as they continue to recover from injuries and others not eligible to play.
Klay Thompson, who also sat out the entire 2020-21 season, will be sidelined with his Achilles injury.
But he is expected to return this season as he was already practicing with the team during the offseason.
On the other hand, the Nets will miss the service from one of their superstars, Kyrie Irving, as he is not eligible to play due to being unvaccinated. Up to this writing, Irving remains firm on not getting his COVID-19 vaccine, which will cost him to be out during all Brooklyn’s home games this season.
Here are the other players who will not see action today: Warriors James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga are both out with knee injuries. At the same time, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington, Talen Horton-Tucker, Malik Monk, and Kendrick Nunn will not suit up for the Lakers.
Milwaukee will be missing several role players, namely, Bobby Portis, Rodney Hood, Semi Ojeleye, and Donte DiVincenzo.