It’s that time of year again. As it gets colder outside, the NBA is warming up for its 2015-16 season. And in commemoration for the upcoming season, which will tip off in two weeks, the NBA launched the “This Is Why We Play” video. The newly-launched campaign is meant to inspire, motivate, and excite fans and players for the games and events to come.
The video features a number of great moments from last season with some of the NBA’s most talked about players. While it highlights memorable moments on the court like Steph Curry and the Warriors celebrating the NBA Championship, the video also brings attention to philanthropic efforts from players like Kevin Durant and Yao Ming. Others featured in the video include James Harden, Magic Johnson, and Carmelo Anthony. Unfortunately, Riley Curry didn’t make the cut, but the charismatic three-year-old will undoubtedly be back to steal the show.
The NBA season will kick off on Oct. 27, with Steph Curry leading the Warriors against the NBA All-Star Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The game will be preceding Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Chicago Bulls.
Check out the “This Is Why We Play” video’s moving moments from last year and get pumped for the upcoming season.