NBA in the 2021/2022 season
The 2021/2022 season is the 76th season of the National Basketball Association. The NBA regular season began on October 19, 2021 at the home court of the reigning NBA champion in the 2020/21 season. The NBA All-Star Game was held on February 20, 2022 in Cleveland at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The regular season ended on April 10, 2022, and the NBA playoffs began on April 16, 2022.
75th Anniversary Promotions
On July 7, 2021, the NBA announced that it will be celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2021/22 season. Throughout the season, the 75th Anniversary Diamond Logo will be used in promotions across all divisions of the NBA, including merchandise, digital media, social media, and on-site displays. The NBA also announced that it will release a list of the 75 greatest players in league history selected by a panel of members of the media, current and former players, coaches, general managers and team leaders.
On May 19, 2021, Jeremy Lin announced his retirement from the NBA. He played 9 seasons in the league with eight teams and became an NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.
On July 6, 2021, Ian Mainmi announced his retirement from the NBA. He played 15 seasons in the league and became an NBA champion with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
On July 18, 2021, Omri Casspi announced his retirement from the NBA. He played 11 seasons in the NBA with seven teams.
On August 7, 2021, Jarrett Jack announced his retirement from the NBA. He spent 13 seasons in the NBA with nine teams.
On August 11, 2021, JR Smith entered North Carolina State University of Agriculture and Technology and effectively retired from the NBA. JR planned to play for the varsity golf team. Smith spent 16 seasons in the NBA with five teams and became a two-time NBA champion.
On August 12, 2021, Kyle Korver announced his retirement from the NBA. He spent 17 seasons in the NBA with six teams.
On August 15, 2021, José Juan Barea became the Dallas Mavericks' Player Development Coach after retiring from playing. In the NBA, he spent 14 seasons with two teams and became a champion with Dallas.
On August 31, 2021, Jared Dudley announced his retirement from the NBA. He spent 14 seasons in the league