The play-in tournament of the NBA has been a source of controversy since its implementation in 2020, and in Los angeles lakers there would be more critics than normal. Team owner Jeanie Buss voiced her concerns in an interview, in line with LeBron James, who met with Adam Silver to raise the issue a few days ago.
“You stay in the top 8 all season, you never leave your playoff position. But then you go and lose two games and it’s all over. I understand the fun of it, but I don’t want to see them detract from the regular season,” he said. Buss to The Athletic.
Much has been said in the offseason of Damian Lillard’s departure from the Portland Trail Blazers, for now remaining only in rumors. His teammate CJ McCollum was in charge of silencing those voices and confirmed that Lillard is very committed to the team for the new season.
“I do not like to speak for him, but we have a close relationship. I am certain that his goal is to win a championship, but he is committed to this place. I am sure he wants to continue,” McCollum said in an interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Last season Stephen Curry He put his name once again in the MVP nomination deck thanks to his brilliant season, which even led to him being the scoring leader. This and his great charisma led him to be the most watched player nationally, with the Warriors as the protagonists of almost half of the most tuned games.
“Curry is the NBA player that is followed the most on television, far above the rest as there is no one who comes close to him,” said Ethan Strauss of The Athletic. This of course implies that neither LeBron James nor Kevin Durant manage to attract as much attention today as Curry.