Top Contenders For The 2020 NBA Season Restart

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After a four-month suspension of play caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA returns to action in the locked-down Orlando bubble on Thursday, with 22 remaining teams competing for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Here are Onion Sports’ top contenders.

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Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks

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With a bankrupt country imploding all around him, Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo should feel more at home and comfortable than ever.

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Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

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With LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and dozens of referees who have been paid off by the league, the Lakers are strong favorites.

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Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors

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Remain strong contenders despite having had to cut Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka, and Kyle Lowry to afford Disney charging $21 for a fucking turkey wrap and soda.

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Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics

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Jesus christ, again with these guys?

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Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic

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They have a huge psychological advantage getting to sleep at home in Epcot Center.

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New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans

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Look, they probably won’t win but photos of Zion increase click traffic by 45%.

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Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets

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Team morale took a huge hit after not a single player was tall enough to ride on Splash Mountain.

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Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers

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Kawhi Leonard is still struggling to adjust to the luxury of living in a hotel room with both a mattress and armchair.

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Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves

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They showed up to the bubble and everyone is too nervous to tell them they weren’t invited.

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Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers

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Can the Sixers stay healthy? Can any of us stay healthy? What is health? Does ‘health’ simply imply a readiness to work and is thus a concept used by the ruling class to control labor?

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Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets

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League officials dealt a huge blow to their title hopes by rejecting plans to build a mile-high basketball court inside the bubble.

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Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies

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Remember, all the other teams could get really sick.

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