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Sports Corner: The LA Lakers are the 2020 NBA Champions + COVID-19 in the NFL Week 5

This post is long overdue.


Sports is one of my biggest passions.


Since a kid, I’ve always been a sports fanatic. Originally that’s the reason why I majored in Journalism and Mass Communications. My dream was to be a sports journalist or analyst. I told myself I would become the female Stephen A. Smith or a younger version of Doris Burke.


It’s time to put that into action.

Even though we’re in the middle of a pandemic, the sports world is in full swing.


It’s been interesting to see how the different leagues are containing the virus.


I think the NBA has set the standard on how to successfully end a season without any COVID-19 clusters or outbreaks.



NBA

There was a lot of doubt and uncertainty when NBA commissioner Adam Silver initially announced the return of the NBA in early June.


Many were unsure how safe it would be. In addition, to be concerned how an NBA season could distract or disrupt the Black Lives Matter Movement for social justice and equality after the killing of George Floyd.


Much to everyone’s surprise, the NBA Bubble season was a huge success. Not only were the NBA successful in containing the virus, but they also used the NBA bubble as a platform for activism.


NBA Finals

After an entertaining Bubble, The NBA season is over. The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA champions after beating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.


The Miami Heat, who had been the shock of the bubble lead by Jimmy Butler, could not contain Lebron James and Rajon Rondo on Sunday night.

Lebron James is now a 4-time NBA champion.

Jeanie Buss became the first female controlling owner to win an NBA Championship, as the Lakers clinched their 17th banner.

This is a big win for the Lakers after the loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, early this year, who played for the Lakers his entire career, winning 6 championships before his retirement.

Much to everyone’s surprise, Giannis was not the first Antetokounmpo to win an NBA Championship title. His brother Kostas Antetokounmpo won one as a player for the Lakers.

With the completion of the NBA bubble season, it’s all about football now.


The NFL hasn’t been as successful as the NBA with containing COVID-19, but games are still being played.

Atlanta Falcons

After losing to the Carolina Panthers 23-16, The Atlanta Falcons are now 0-5 for the first time since 1997.

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater threw for 316 yards and 2 TDs.