Rejoice NBA fans as the restart to the season begins Thursday night in Orlando.
The NBA has reopened the restart season in Orlando after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 in March. An announcement by the league said that zero positive tests have occurred in the last round of testing.
This is good news for the league after MLB found themselves an outbreak with the Miami Marlins involving 17 players and two coaches testing positive. The Marlins are currently not playing games through Sunday due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Night one of the Orlando tournament will begin Thursday night...
Last week, the NBA Board of Governors approved a return-to-play plan that included 22 teams entering a bubble in Orlando, FL. These teams will compete in an 8-game regular season seeding series, with the potential for a play-in tournament for the 8-seed. While excitement in running high in NBA circles, there are some winners and losers to this NBA return.
The NBA has been actively working on a return-to-play plan for weeks. The league has been in active discussions with players, personnel and owners preparing to resume the 2019-2020. The league shuttered on March 11th in the wake...
At first, it seemed like nothing, but then the NBA season was suddenly on the brink.
The NBA announced on March 11, 2020 that they would be suspending their current season indefinitely. This came amid confirmation that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. Fans, players and executives were all anxious for this crisis to blow over not only in hopes of avoiding a national catastrophe, but to get their normal lives back in order.
Now, those hopes seem slim, at best.
NBA teams are vying for a spot in the NBA Finals for a chance to play for the 2020 NBA Championship. While there are a number of teams who envision themselves hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy, it's time to decide whether those teams are either an NBA Championship Contender or Pretender.
Here's a look at the NBA Championship Contender or Pretender list, with five contenders and five pretenders.
NBA Championship Contenders
The Celtics were the third team this season to win in...