Two incredible records were broken on Saturday, October 27 and Monday, October 29. On Saturday, Los Angeles superstar LeBron James passed Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki on the NBA's all-time scoring list, putting him sixth in NBA history in points scored in a career. It was an incredible achievement on LeBron's part. Now with 31,231 career points, and NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain with 31,419 points, LeBron could very easily pass him before the All-Star break, putting him in 5th all-time.
Then, on Monday, October 29, Warriors' star Klay Thompson hit 14 three-pointers, the most in a game in NBA history. He had 52 total points against the Chicago Bulls in a 25-point win. Many NBA players showed their respect on social media, as this is a marvelous achievement. Denver Nuggets' point guard Isaiah Thomas said that Klay Thompson is the best shooter ever.
In a pre-season game against the Houston Rockets on October 7, Spurs guard Dejounte Murray tore his right ACL driving against James Harden. He fell to the ground, but was able to stand up and walk himself to the locker room. It is most likely that he will be out the entire season, as ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation takes around a year. In a tweet, Murray thanked people for support and said he's "been beating the odds and handling adversity" throughout his life.
The NBA pre-season games began on September 28 with a matchup between the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets. Games continued throughout the weekend, with Lebron James, Kahwi Leonard, and Demar Derozan playing their first official minutes on their new teams (LA Lakers, Toronto Raptors, and San Antonio Spurs, respectively).
NBA has announced its official partnership with Beats, the popular maker of headphones, wireless speakers, and other audio devices. Beats will also supply the WNBA, NBA G League, and US national basketball team. With this partnership comes the anticipated release of team-branded headphones, which Beats says should come soon.
The NBA will welcome 4 new teams sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. They'll start in the second season, which begins in the spring. With these four additions, there will be a total of 21 teams in the 2K League.
Yesterday, the NBA released its complete 2018-19 game and broadcast schedules for ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV, and ESPN Radio. The regular season will tip off on Tuesday, October 16, and conclude on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The NBA had already released the Christmas Day schedule and the MLK Day schedule prior to yesterday.