NBA Releases National TV Schedule

Looks like the Miami Heat aren't getting the respect they deserve, meanwhile the NBA has big plans for the New Orleans Pelicans, as the much anticipated NBA national television schedule was released on Friday.

Not much of a surprise to see the Lakers and the Celtics at the top of the list, however, a touch surprising seeing the Pelicans and Warriors tied for second. Zion Williamson and Stephen Curry certainly tie into the decision making. 

The Heat getting snubbed is a bit of a shock. They'll use it as motivation so I assume the players won't care one bit,  but still, if the Heat were healthy they could have given the Lakers a better run and probably deserve more exposure next season.

Sucks for Russell Westbrook who goes from the spotlight in the west, to not even a sniff of coverage. Good thing this is just for the first-half schedule, and perhaps this will add a touch of motivation for Westbrook and his new squad. 

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