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Lakers, Warriors, Nets lead NBA in nationally televised games

Lakers star LeBron James and Warriors star Stephen Curry

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors plays defense on LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament on May 19, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Lakers have their massive fanbase, a historic prestige, the Los Angeles market, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.

OF COURSE they lead the NBA in nationally televised games.

The Lakers have 29 games scheduled for ABC, TNT and ESPN next season. The only surprise is the Warriors (28) – not the Nets with Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving (25) – rank second.

The defending-champion Bucks rank fourth (24). The Suns, who lost to Milwaukee in the NBA Finals, are fifth (22).

Four teams have no high-profile nationally televised games (i.e., not counting NBA TV): Cavaliers, Thunder, Magic and Kings.

Here are the number of games scheduled for ABC, TNT and ESPN for all 30 NBA teams:

pbt nationally televised games 2021-22