The NBA’s restart in Orlando has gone as well as anyone imagined as the league’s bubble plan proves to be the way to go. Ratings are great, people are healthy and with the exception of one errant trip to a strip club, players have done their part in maintaining a safe environment. Almost a clean slate if Lou Will hadn’t gotten hungry for his namesake chicken wings at Magic City.
Even with Lou Will’s strip club appearance (and why are those open right now?) the NBA can happily say it has had zero positive tests since this time last week, the last time results were announced. Of the 343 tests given to players in those seven days, none returned positive. Wonderful news for the NBA, especially those 343 players because having COVID seems like it really sucks.
While we’re here talking about the NBA and I have nothing left to add to the news about the test results, let’s talk about how there’s a game coming up on ESPN that should be of interest to UK fans. It has the red hot Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers (Rajon Rondo is on his way back but not back back) versus the Oklahoma City Thunder featuring red hot Shai Gilgeous-Alexander plus UK alums Hamidou Diallo and Nerlens Noel as solid role players. It tips off at 6:30.
That’ll do it for this edition of KSR’s NBA report.