NBA Finals Still Exciting, Despite COVID Bubble

The NBA Finals are always one of the most exciting events of the sports year. This year’s finals were no different, but there was a twist. Because of Covid, these NBA Finals were played in a “bubble,” meaning the players couldn’t leave a specific area.

This year’s Finals were between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat was led by Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, along with a very strong supporting cast of Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Goran Dragic, and a bench full of great players. The Lakers were almost polar opposites of the Heat. They have two superstars in Lebron James and Anthony Davis and a weak supporting cast of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, and a few good bench players.

The series started off with an easy 116-98 blowout win for the Lakers, with Anthony Davis dropping 34 points and nine rebounds. The Heat also suffered two key injuries in this game, as Bam Adebayo injured his neck, and Goran Dragic tore his plantar fascia. In game two, the Lakers won 124-114, with Lebron dropping 33 points, nine rebounds.

In game three, the Heat won 115-104, with Jimmy Butler scoring 40 points in a dominating game by the Heat. In a close game four, the Lakers won 102-96, with Lebron scoring 28 points.

Game five was arguably the most exciting of the series, as it was very back and forth, and neither Lebron nor Jimmy Butler would let up on the gas, with the game ending 111-108 on a missed wide-open three by Danny Green to win the game for the Heat.

The series-clinching game went to the Lakers 106-93, and the Finals MVP went to Lebron James.

Basketball fan and LMS student Ben Irish thought that the Lakers were the better team, as they had two great players in Lebron James and Anthony Davis to carry the team on their back, and he correctly predicted that the Lakers would take the championship home.