In the face of a global pandemic, the NBA has had to think on its feet in order to keep fans engaged. To their credit, they’ve been able to find multiple ways to do just that. Despite the fact that fans haven’t been able to attend games at Disney World, the contests have had playoff-like intensity and featured some incredible individual performances from various players across the league. In fact, the whole bubble experience has been so entertaining that it’s getting its own awards slate.
On Wednesday, the NBA announced that it will be honoring players who’ve been exceptional in the seeding games with two All-Seeding Teams. The NBA will also name a Player of the Seeding Games, which is basically just the Bubble MVP Award.
On this week’s episode of “I Love Basketball,” our hosts Sabreena Merchant and Christian Rivas put together their All-Bubble teams, picked their Bubble MVP and talked about a few players that just missed the cut. Spoiler alert: Indiana Pacers forward TJ Warren, the Michael Jordan of the seeding games, is on the first team.
They also discussed the probability of someone from the Lakers making an All-Bubble team. LeBron James has averaged 22.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.3 assists since the season restarted, but is that enough for him to make an All-Bubble team? And if it isn’t, does he still have a chance of making the Bubble Hall of Fame?
These are the types of questions we’re answering in 2020.
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