NBA goes the extra mile to keep playing

The NBA plays in The Bubble with virtual crowd. The playoffs begin and MVP is still undecided.

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Amanda Davis, Staff Reporter

The NBA is back! All of the players have been in Orlando, Florida for 40 days because the league does not want to expose any of the players to Covid-19. The NBA has been able to start because of The Bubble and their virtual crowd. The Bubble is to keep the players healthy and able to play. Lucas Stone (24) of Eaton High School said, “I think it [the virtual crowd] really gives the players a better environment to play in even though there are no actual fans there. It makes it seem like there are fans there like a normal game.” 

Social media is roaring with talk about the next MVP. It has come down to either LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, or James Harden. Girls basketball head coach Todd Hernandez said, “In terms of MVP my vote is Giannis. All three are great players, but Milwaukee is not close to the same team without Giannis.” All three players have unbelievable stats and such amazing skills. In the 2019-2020 season James Harden averaged around 34.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 7.5 assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged around 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists. Finally LeBron James averaged around 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 10.2 assists.

 The NBA playoffs started on August 17th and it has put a lot of people on the edge of their seats. The teams that have made it to the playoffs include, the Nuggets, Trail Blazers, Raptors, Lakers, Jazz, Mavericks, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, Nets, 76ers, Celtics, Magic, Bucks, Heat, and Pacers. The Denver Nuggets have never reached the NBA Finals, and they have never won a championship. Coach Chris Love said, “They drive me nuts. They have so much talent on their roster so it drives me nuts watching them underachieve. I do not have many good things to say about Coach Malone.”