Crowning a champion
One of the biggest frustrations we’d have if the league did in fact cancel the season is the fact that the 2019-20 season would be a lost year, meaning the what-if questions would be endless. Not only that, this was one of the most highly anticipated seasons in league history, as there were many signings and acquisitions that took place before the start of the season, including the Houston Rockets landing superstar Russell Westbrook, among several others.
The Rockets were rounding into form, as they had just landed 3-and-D wing Robert Covington, who was one of the more highly sought after wings in the league. The playoffs were right around the corner, as the league was 60+ games in, which would make it even more difficult to deal with a lost season, if that were to happen.
Gordon echoed the same sentiments:
There has to be a champion. We were just so close. We definitely have to figure out a way of how to crown somebody.
It’s been rumored that the league was willing to do whatever it had to do in order to play through the postseason, and that the league would have a 25-day plan in place on how to ensure the health and safety of the rest of the players around the league. This means the league is preparing as if there will be a resumption of the season, which would take care of the concerns of not having a champion.
But if for some reason this doesn’t happen, it would be impossible to crown a champion. Even if they were to go off the team with the best record, which is the Milwaukee Bucks, there would forever be an asterisk, which is a title even they wouldn’t want.
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