The NBA and NBPA have approved to start the 2020-21 season on December 22, and many believe it's a disadvantage to the Los Angeles Lakers. Contrary to what most believe, however, David Fizdale went on ESPN's The Jump to say the Purple and Gold actually benefit the most from the start date.

It was revealed on Friday, to the dismay of LeBron James, that the 71-day break for the NBA will be the shortest offseason in all of major sports' histories. Nevertheless, Fizdale is of the belief that the Lakers have an advantage with the season beginning early.

Less than a month ago, the Lakers were crowned as NBA champions after defeating the Miami Heat in six games. Of course, their impressive run in the postseason came after the league resumed the regular season in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the years, players in the NBA have typically had four or more months to get their bodies prepared for another season. However, this upcoming campaign, players will have fewer than three months to get in peak shape for the regular season.

Fizdale's reasoning behind the Lakers benefiting from the early start comes from them still having their NBA Finals fresh on their minds. With COVID-19 still being an issue, Fizdale pointed out that members of the team can't party and LeBron likely informed his teammates to remain focused on next season.

There's no doubt that you could make an argument that the Lakers have a disadvantage going into the 2020-21 season due to their short layoff. On the other hand, Fizdale is confident that Los Angeles can hit the ground running to begin the shortened season.