What Is the Length of the NBA Season?


Quick Answer

The National Basketball Association season is 82 games long, and it runs from October to April of the following year. The playoffs are typically held in April and May, with the championship game held in early June.

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Some players have publicly stated that the NBA season should be shorter than 82 games. Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James noted that the season does not have to be 82 games to determine the best teams in each division. Both have said that the idea of shortening the length of the game does not make sense, because it is not the minutes that matter but rather the number of times they have to play on the court.

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