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(ESPN)   Here is your guide to the 22-team NBA season that will resume not too long from now. Maybe the hometown Magic win their title in their home city?   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-06-08 1:17:05 PM  
What's the over/under on the number of games forfeited because someone tests positive and the entire team goes into quarantine?
 
2020-06-08 3:36:56 PM  
I'm highly skeptical there will be a season.  Too many "grown ass men" in the league.  I just don't believe those guys are going to be willing to be quarantined in the bubble.
 
2020-06-08 4:38:51 PM  
Assuming this goes through, I want all the other players at every game possible, talking trash to the guys on the court.
 
2020-06-08 5:06:33 PM  
Where are my Knicks? They aren't even on the radar.


/been repeating that for 25 years
 
2020-06-08 5:15:21 PM  
How is the "champion" of this gimmick going to be seen as legitimate?  This is pure, unadulterated greed and nonsense.  IF the US had controlled covid as well as Germany I could see them making a case, but it's not even close.

Do the right thing, cancel the season start fresh when there's a covid-19 vaccine.

(how many, if any, of the Raptors left Toronto before the lockdown?  Is the NBA proposing Canada lift it's lockdown to allow these guys to travel to Florida?)
 
2020-06-08 6:39:52 PM  

Mollari: How is the "champion" of this gimmick going to be seen as legitimate?  This is pure, unadulterated greed and nonsense.  IF the US had controlled covid as well as Germany I could see them making a case, but it's not even close.

Do the right thing, cancel the season start fresh when there's a covid-19 vaccine.

(how many, if any, of the Raptors left Toronto before the lockdown?  Is the NBA proposing Canada lift it's lockdown to allow these guys to travel to Florida?)


Eh, thus far there's no reason to consider it illegitimate.

a) no one's being kept out who ought to be in
b) hey, they all have to win on neutral court, no "but they were the home team" advantages

/it would be cool if this resulted in a tournament for the non-playoff teams to fill in some of the dead dates in the second round of the playoffs in future years
 
2020-06-08 6:44:12 PM  
I'd be very concerned about injuries.
 
2020-06-08 9:21:09 PM  
NBA now saying that if a player leaves the bubble, they will have to quarantine for 10 days and pass 2 tests before they are let back in.
 
2020-06-08 9:49:29 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: NBA now saying that if a player leaves the bubble, they will have to quarantine for 10 days and pass 2 tests before they are let back in.


I mean if Rodman was around, he'd be a lock to do this after like Game 2 of the 2nd round than have a monster Game 1 of round 3 after all the press and missing rest of rd 2.. I can't think who the most likely person would be this year.
 
2020-06-08 11:25:03 PM  

Mollari: How is the "champion" of this gimmick going to be seen as legitimate?  This is pure, unadulterated greed and nonsense.  IF the US had controlled covid as well as Germany I could see them making a case, but it's not even close.

Do the right thing, cancel the season start fresh when there's a covid-19 vaccine.

(how many, if any, of the Raptors left Toronto before the lockdown?  Is the NBA proposing Canada lift it's lockdown to allow these guys to travel to Florida?)


Genuinely curious:  why wouldn't the champion be legitimate?  They're played over 75% of the season, every team with a chance of winning a title will be there, playing the same beat of 7 series that they would normally play.

The extra teams and games only have the potential to change the 8 seeds, with a very slight chance of changing the 7 seed.  7 and 8 seeds don't win titles.  The only difference will be lack of home court advantage.  If the #1 seeds lose, or *when* the Sixers and Heat lose, they will claim that it's because they didn't have the home court advantage the "earned", maybe.  Maybe

These guys have finite, typically short careers.  More teams had a legitimate chance this season than just about any other season I can remember.  A lot of great players never get any real shot, so for the contenders this could be a singular opportunity.

Obviously there are more important things, but I'm really glad they're doing it and I hope it works out.
 
2020-06-09 12:36:42 AM  

TheManofPA: I can't think who the most likely person would be this year.


James Harden seen quietly inching towards the cab taking him to his booty call.
 
2020-06-09 7:56:27 AM  
Here's the Wikipedia summary in case you want to actually understand what the heck is going on

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_​N​BA_playoffs
 
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