Chris Paul deserves more credit for NBA bubble, finishing season

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It’s been reported that when Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul — the president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) — got to the bubble in Orlando, he cried. Paul had spent so many hours and so much effort to see the NBA season continue, he broke down when he saw that dream become a reality.” data-reactid=”28″>It’s been reported that when Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul — the president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) — got to the bubble in Orlando, he cried. Paul had spent so many hours and so much effort to see the NBA season continue, he broke down when he saw that dream become a reality.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Usually, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets the bulk of the credit for the NBA restart bubble in Orlando — where there were zero positive tests (there were positive tests from Disney staff outside the bubble serving the players — but as Marc Berman got a source to say to the New York Post, CP3 deserves credit for getting the games restarted after the Milwaukee Bucks led protest.” data-reactid=”29″>Usually, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets the bulk of the credit for the NBA restart bubble in Orlando — where there were zero positive tests (there were positive tests from Disney staff outside the bubble serving the players — but as Marc Berman got a source to say to the New York Post, CP3 deserves credit for getting the games restarted after the Milwaukee Bucks led protest.

“Chris saved the season,’’ one NBA source said in referring to the pause of play after the Kenosha, Wis., shooting of Jacob Blake in August.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="LeBron James reportedly said he was done with the season at that point. But Paul, LeBron, and a small group of players were part of a phone call with Barack Obama that changed minds, where they discussed how to use their platform better. After that, CP3 helped pull everyone together and keep the season going.” data-reactid=”32″>LeBron James reportedly said he was done with the season at that point. But Paul, LeBron, and a small group of players were part of a phone call with Barack Obama that changed minds, where they discussed how to use their platform better. After that, CP3 helped pull everyone together and keep the season going.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It worked, the NBA completed its season — one where LeBron got a championship and there were zero positive tests.” data-reactid=”37″>It worked, the NBA completed its season — one where LeBron got a championship and there were zero positive tests.

This wasn’t simply an NBA thing, it was Adam Silver working with Chris Paul and the players’ union to make it happen. Chris Paul can’t get enough credit for what happened.

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