Anthony Davis, Udonis Haslem’s response to having 71-day offseason
With the 2020-21 NBA season set to start on Dec. 22, the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers will only get a 71-day offseason since they played in the 2020 Finals. Meanwhile, the teams which didn’t play in the bubble at all will have been relaxing for 285 days. Sure enough, Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis and Heat veteran Udonis Haslem are puzzled by that logic.
AD commented on an ESPN post about the difference in rest days 👀
— ShowtimeForum (@ShowtimeForum) November 10, 2020
Anthony Davis and the Lakers defeated Udonis Haslem and the Heat in six games to capture the 2020 NBA title. Now, both teams will have to get their minds and bodies ready for a quick turnaround, and AD and UD don’t seem pleased by that.
This doesn’t seem that fair to the Lakers and Heat, but the NBA was intent on starting the 2020-21 season on Dec. 22 so there could be more games in the regular season, which means more revenue coming in.
Davis will become an unrestricted free agent once the 2020 free agency period begins, as he’s set to decline his 2020-21 player option with the Lakers. However, the Chicago native is expected to re-sign with Los Angeles and continue his partnership with LeBron James.
Haslem, meanwhile, has a big decision to make. The NBA vet can either retire from the game or come back for another season as a locker room guy. Haslem has spent his entire career with the Heat, winning three titles with the franchise.