The NBA’s 2019-20 season has been suspended for weeks and it’s unclear when – or if – it will ever resume.
The coronavirus has put sports on hold across the world. The NBA had a couple of weeks left in its regular season when play stopped. If it hadn’t, the NBA Playoffs would be tipping off later this month.
Atlanta Hawks All-Star point guard Trae Young wasn’t likely to be in them – his team is 11 games out in the Eastern Conference – but he knows who he would’ve picked to win it all.
Young, who started in the All-Star Game, believes this would have been LeBron James’ year. He would’ve taken the Lakers.
“(LeBron) was on a different mission,” Young said on Instagram. “It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.”
“Bron was on a different mission. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen."
Trae explained why he had the Lakers winning it all this season and talked Bron in year 17.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 4, 2020
James, 35, was averaging 25.7 points, 10.6 assists and 7.9 rebounds a game for the Lakers in 2019-20. He was starting to get some MVP love before the season was suspended.
The Lakers were 49-14 at the time of the stoppage, 5.5 games up on the Clippers in the Western Conference.
Who would you have taken to win the NBA Finals this year?