Who will be crowned King of the ‘New Norm’kingdom? Who will survive the fast and furious fight to the finals. In a battle of quick skirmishes and less time to mend ailing bones, the team with the deeper bench will win it all.
The NBA’s bold decision to finish the season – amid the risks and uncertainties – is indeed refreshing. It is an act signifying a dogged determination – a defiance, if you will – to survive. Against an uncommon, invisible enemy, it is a statement of support for all of humanity. Despite the problems besetting us today, despite the deadly contagion and the social inequities and all, there will always be a new day ahead.
Under the backdrop of the COVID 19 health catastrophe, and the spate of racial violence that has hounded the United States recently, the NBA hopes to be able to help provide society with ways to diminish the impact of these issues. The games may not directly address the problems at hand, but suffice it to say that the return of the NBA is a calculated, yet timely approach that will help soothe the aches and pains caused by these difficult times.
The 2019-2020 NBA Season was supposed to usher in the start of a new era, of new alliances and new rivalries. Instead, it was marred by the unwelcome entry of a pandemic that is now threatening to make the season an unfinished one.
“The Last Dance” features candid insights and never-before seen footages of the Bulls during the tumultuous season. In showing the series, the NBA stated that “this project celebrates one of the greatest players and dynasties ever, and we hope it can serve as a unifying entertainment experience to fill the role that sports often play in our lives, telling a story that will captivate everyone, not just sports fans.” Watch it and be regaled.
Kobe Bryant will be remembered, not just for his exploits inside the hardcourt, but for the many poignant lessons he so effortlessly provided us all. May he rest in peace.