Bubble lessons about all 22 teams
Are the rolling Blazers and offbeat Lakers on a collision course?
BY DAVID THORPE
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have been friends walking similar basketball paths for decades. Who knew the most compelling drama in Orlando would center around a 36-year-old formerly retired forward now playing out of position, and arguably the best player in NBA history struggling to find his form? And they might soon be matched up in the playoffs?
The NBA restart is bubbling with surprises. Some of the worst teams have played the best, some of the best teams have played the worst. Some of the best players in the bubble have names that aren’t exactly ripped from SportsCenter highlight packages, like T.J. Warren and Gary Trent, Jr. It’s dizzying—and thrilling. Blink and the playoffs will be here.
Before that, let’s take a look around at the full list of 22 teams playing in Orlando.