The NBA named the first of symbolic fives following the results of the final part of the regular season, which took place in the Orlando bubble from July 30 to August 14. Voting took place among sports journalists and commentators who are located on the NBA campus at Disney World.
The first symbolic top 5 of the best players of the bubble are Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, T.J. Warren, Luka Doncic, and James Harden.
Well, in the first symbolic five we did not see the names of King LeBron and the Greek Freak (Antetokounmpo). Instead, journalists named less-titled basketball players. Let’s understand why?
Undoubtedly, we have all witnessed the incredible game of Dama Doll in the “bubble”. Portland primarily thanks Lillard for a ticket to the playoffs. The player released incredible personal game statistics: an average of 36.8 points, including a 61-point lead in the Aug. 11 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Damian unofficially received the title of MVP of the bubble, and we agree with this statement. Lillard is very optimistic about the game with the Lakers, it will be interesting to see if he will keep his title.
T. J. was the biggest surprise for everyone, in a good way. He first helped Indiana beat Philadelphia. But the appetite comes while eating, and Warren’s next “victim” was none other than the Lakers. On August 8, he was the best player on the floor, his game overshadowed the other players. Finally, Warren will be able to feel what emotions the playoff games bring. He will have to show his professionalism in the game with Miami.
Devin Booker’s game was promising. He scored 30.5 points in eight games. All experts agreed that his game was diverse and interesting.
Harden and Doncic
The highest marks from journalists for James Harden and Luka Doncic were obvious. They showed a stable and good game, for which they were rightly included in the top five.
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