Lakers’ most intriguing matchups next season

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With an extremely short offseason on the loom, let’s dive into the most intriguing matchups to look for in the 2020-21 Los Angeles Lakers season.

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and company are fresh off of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy in what was the longest season in NBA history. The Los Angeles Lakers celebrated their 17th NBA championship over one year after they held their annual media day.

After being away from their home, friends and family for over three months, it is difficult for the players to begin thinking about what next season will look like. Where will the upcoming free agents sign?

Which draft picks will make a major impact? Will there be any blockbuster trades? With so many questions yet to be answered, the potential challengers to the Lakers’ championship throne are still unknown.

Heading into last season, a majority of the fans could not wait to watch the revived battle of Los Angeles between the Lakers and the Clippers. Others were eager to see Giannis Antetokounmpo go head-to-head with LeBron James in a potential passing of the torch. Many were curious to see if the New Orleans Pelicans won the Anthony Davis trade.

With the Clippers entering the new season with a new head coach, they will be looking to show the world why they were considered a championship contender last season. The Milwaukee Bucks should be desperate to find the Greek Freak a strong second star to help ease his burden.

The Los Angeles Lakers are the newest NBA champions and have inherited the bullseye that comes with it. Teams will have their matchup with the purple and gold circled on their calendar all season long. With all of the excitement of a new season ahead of basketball fans, I take a look at the top matchups for the Lakers.