The NBA resumed their season on Thursday night, and both games came down to the very last second. New Orleans, Brandon Ingram, missed the game-winning three against the Utah Jazz, hurting their playoff chances. Then it was the battle of the two Los Angeles teams, and that did not disappoint. The ending was spectacular as Lakers, LeBron James, not only hit the game-winning shot, he shut down both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George hitting a potential game-winning bucket.
It was fun to watch and felt good to see NBA basketball. It continued Friday night with many games like the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. The players still brought the energy despite no crowd.
Watching the games was a different experience. However, it didn’t seem to be a problem, to me, because the players still competed at a high level. You can hear more trash talk and just more sounds to the game. Once playoffs come around, fans will become adjusted to the new experience that they won’t even notice there is no crowd.
The NBA did a great job of setting up the resume season and making sure the players were in a safe environment. As long as the players stay discipline in the bubble, then the 2019-2020 season should have a champion crowd at the end.
–Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)