Several high-profile matchups for the 2017-18 NBA regular season were announced last week, when the league revealed its Christmas Day slate as well as a handful of opening week tilts.
But when the full 1,230-game schedule was dropped Monday, we immediately circled these 10 games, many of them emotional reunions in which stars return to their old stomping grounds for the first time.
“I can’t wait. Oh, my God. I can’t wait. I’m praying it’s the first game. I just got a lot to get off my chest. I can’t wait.”
Those were DeMarcus Cousins‘ words to the Undefeated’s Marc Spears earlier this month when the New Orleans Pelicans center was asked about playing his first game back in Sacramento, where he spent six and a half seasons before being traded to New Orleans last season.
Cousins’ temper has gotten the best of him plenty of times on the court, and it will be very interesting to see how he manages his emotions back home against his former team.