While everyone looks at the NBA Christmas Day slate as one of the biggest moments of the season, many will agree that the NBA always shows out on MLK Day. This year is no different, with a group of games that includes LeBron James and the Lakers traveling to Boston to take on Jayson Tatum and the Celtics, plus the upstart Memphis Grizzlies set to battle against the young New Orleans Pelicans. It's fair to say that the MLK Day games are set to be a major showcase of the NBA's best talent once again.
With the All-Star break and trade deadline on the horizon, the NBA is about to really heat up as the playoffs start to come into focus. And while it's no secret that LeBron, Anthony Davis, and the Lakers are rolling, it's never a bad game when they play against the Celtics, especially in Boston. If the stacked MLK slate wasn't enough, the week of NBA action is also set to include the long-awaited debut of Zion Williamson on Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. Can Zion catch Ja Morant in the Rookie of the Year race? That's just one of the many storylines to watch the rest of the way. With no football for two weeks, sit back and enjoy some awesome NBA action this week.