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NBA Bubble update: LeBron with a cheeky tweet to silence haters, Bucks' Pat Connaughton revealed as second Covid-positive player on the team

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Modified 21 Jul 2020, 02:03 IST
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As we count down the days to the restart of basketball action at the NBA bubble in Orlando, team practices and Twitter timelines are both heating up. With players, staff and coaches all getting more 'me' time than usual in the NBA bubble, many of them are engaging in Instagram live sessions and tweeting more than usual.

NBA Bubble Update: LeBron's cheeky tweet

LeBron James is one of those players whose online activity seems to have risen during his time in the NBA bubble too. The face of the league tweeted out his outrage at people who said he only got top seed in the easier Eastern Conference.

Of course, he's conveniently left out the part where he's yet to appear in a single playoff game. Not that it's any of my business, but you'd expect a 4-time MVP to celebrate more than snagging (almost) a #1 seed, especially in the NBA bubble...

Pat Connaughton to join team in NBA bubble

The Milwaukee Bucks declared they had 2 players down with Covid infections - one of them was Eric Bledsoe, and Pat Connaughton has been revealed today as their second infected player. The 27-year-old shooting guard has been an important member of the Bucks' rotation. He is talking up his chances of a return in the NBA bubble and is quite enthusiastic:


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Nikola Jokic looking spry at NBA Bubble workout

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The Denver Nuggets' franchise player and All-NBA First Teamer Nikola Jokic has been the butt of numerous jokes about his weight through the course of his career. That, however, looks likely to change in the near future. Jokic looks to have changed his physique remarkably in the days before reaching the NBA bubble, as this clip will show

The MVP contender is averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists a game this season and has led the Nuggets to 3rd place in the Conference. He will definitely be a force to reckon with in the postseason.

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Doncic, Boban continue their bromance

Boban Marjanovic has been hailed by many of his NBA teammates, including the likes of Marcus Morris, as the nicest human being they've ever met. He had a bromance with Pistons and Clippers teammate Tobias Harris that sent the NBA world into a frenzy. Now he's winning over even more fans in the NBA bubble, this time from the South, due to his relationship with Mavs fans' darling and MVP candidate Luka Doncic.

Boban will forever be treasured by contemporary NBA fans at this rate.


ALSO READ: Good news for players in Orlando, the league finally sets up the barbershop in NBA bubble

Published 21 Jul 2020, 02:03 IST
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