Monday, Jan. 17th, 2022 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
MLK day is a celebration of a man who dreamed that one day all men and women would be viewed equally.
The day is observed by people of all backgrounds, with the NBA once again producing a loaded slate to help celebrate with tributes and marquee matchups.
This season, there will be a 12-game slate, with a TNT double-header followed by an NBA TV nightcap.
Full MLK Day schedule (national TV games in bold)
|New Orleans at Boston||TD Garden|
|Charlotte at New York||Madison Square Garden|
|Philadelphia at Washington||Capital One Arena|
|Brooklyn at Cleveland||Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse|
|Chicago at Memphis||Fed Ex Forum|
|Indiana at LA Clippers||Staples Center|
|Milwaukee at Atlanta||State Farm Arena|
|Portland at Orlando||Amway Center|
|Toronto at Miami||FTX Arena|
|Oklahoma City at Dallas||American Airlines Center|
|Phoenix at San Antonio||AT&T Center|
|Utah at Los Angeles Lakers||Staples Center|
MLK Day matchups are set 👀@chicagobulls vs. @memgrizz // 3:30pm ET@Bucks vs. @ATLHawks // 6pm ET pic.twitter.com/nVQkvxC6Mu- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 20, 2021
The Milwaukee Bucks will visit the Atlanta Hawks in the second TNT game of the day, with the rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals one of the highlights. Staples Center will host a double-header, with the Clippers meeting Indiana in the afternoon before the Lakers wrap up the night against a fellow contender in the Utah Jazz.
MLK Day has become one of the biggest days of the regular season, with the basketball bringing teams and fans together to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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