With Lakers basketball suddenly stripped from of our lives, and the obvious more pressing real-life issues currently still at large all over the world, it’s difficult to chalk up this situation past “this sucks,” which brings us to today’s episode.
Our hosts Alex Padilla and Alex Regla take a page out of David Letterman’s playbook and give their top ten reasons why it would suck if the NBA canceled the season and the playoffs altogether. The NBA is tentatively planning to resume its season in June, but there’s a high probability that the problems they’re currently face will exist then too. At that point, they’d have to consider canceling the season.
While obviously that would be unfortunate for the Lakers, who clinched their first postseason berth in seven years earlier this month and likely would have ended the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, the NBA has a responsibility to do what’s best for its players, coaches, staff and fans. We ask that you do the same for those in your community by practicing social distancing and following the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coronavirus safety guidelines.
At the very least, do your best to take care of your loved ones and find a helpful outlet to get you through this, since basketball won’t be an option for a little while longer. This sucks, but we’ll get through this together.
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