This NBA season will be different than any other year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It caused the league to change the format of the end of the regular season and put the 22 teams in a bubble. Some prominent basketball figures said that this year’s champion has an asterisk next to it.
Austin Rivers also believes the winner should have an asterisk. Although for a different reason. The Houston Rockets guard believes this year’s championship will be one of the toughest ever won.
“I think whoever wins should have an asterisk next to it. But only because it’s one of the toughest championships ever won. They ask the boys to take 3-4 months off, then sunbathe and find chemistry, etc., and then play during a pandemic while the players fight for the BLM. There is a lot going on at the moment. Crazy times and a lot of worry, ”Rivers said to Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks. “And during that time, players leave their families to live in a closed bubble. So for all these reasons and more. I think it will be one of the tougher championships ever won. Just one season. “
Houston, currently sixth in the Western Conference, has already secured a place in the playoffs.