BY DAVID THORPE
The Milwaukee Bucks have the potential to win the 2020 NBA title. Vegas thinks they’re the favorites. Some numbers suggest they have a greater than 20 percent chance. (Other numbers suggest they are eight times as likely to win as the second-most likely team, the Lakers.)
No one can argue the Bucks are elite, trained, at their peak … and headed somewhere they have never been before, hopefully The Finals, facing who knows what. The whole process is fraught with risk, even for the best teams. Injuries, viruses, Kawhi, LeBron … there are 100 ways it could all go wrong.
What’s the right mindset and preparation for a mission like that?