levon wrote:I don't understand how the "no asterisks" argument works here. If any rotation players gets this disease and god willing is tested and isolated before it spreads, that team will be down a rotation player. What if a star goes down in a league where stars are everything? You have THAT in addition to injuries that can produce super unlikely upsets.
I'm excited for more basketball but let's call a spade a spade. Fans are going to be contesting the results of this championship for a long while, especially if a team outside the top 4 wins.
I think we've long passed the point where we're hoping for or assuming normalcy, the whole world has been turned upside down. The NBA is just hoping to be able to play games and have a playoffs for fans, players, etc. At the very least it will keep everyone involved employed.
Asterik or not, if it can be done safely then I 100% think they should do it. We can discuss the merits of the championship later.