Monday, Jan. 18th, 2021 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A special day not just for the Black community but for the entire nation.
It's a celebration of the man who dreamed that one day the nation and ultimately the world would recognize that all men and women are viewed as equals.
People of all ages, backgrounds and races will observe MLK Day in the United States and the NBA - as has long been the case - will celebrate the day with tributes and marquee games as well.
The 10-game schedule will feature a national television NBA on TNT triple-header with the Suns traveling to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies for the 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Game, the Milwaukee Bucks in Brooklyn to take on the Nets in game two, and closing with the Lakers traveling to the Bay Area to face the Warriors.
|12:00 p.m.||Orlando Magic @ New York Knicks|
|2:00 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington Wizards|
|2:30 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves @ Atlanta Hawks|
|3:00 p.m.||Detroit Pistons @ Miami Heat|
|3:00 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers|
|5:00 p.m.||Phoenix Suns @ Memphis Grizzlies|
|7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks @ Brooklyn Nets|
|7:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks @ Toronto Raptors|
|8:00 p.m.||Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls|
|10:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors|
* All times Eastern
While the focus when the ball goes up will be on basketball, the players and the league will continue to do their best to remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
The games will serve as a reminder of how far the country and ultimately the world has come, but also that there's still work that needs to be done.
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