It’s official! The NBA is coming back December 22nd. Teams will play a 72-game schedule. The NBA announced on Monday night that they’ve struck a deal on rules for this coming season. There are countless other issues to work out, such as all the health and safety protocols but no bubble this time around and teams will travel to various cities. Lots of testing will be done. For the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers and Eastern Conference champion Heat, it will be the shortest offseason in NBA history, with only seven weeks separating the end of the NBA Finals.