There was a series of NBA injuries in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, from James Harden to Lebron James. But was the 2020 NBA Bubble an issue?
Ryan Christa, Sports Cast contributor, says it could of been a factor, “They took off for about a month and a half off to two months, a quick off-season. Which is a reason why you had a lot of soft tissue injuries.”
The 2019-20 season ended on October 9th, and the 2020-21 season started on December 22nd, almost a two month off-season. Normally, NBA players would get four-five month break, but due to COVID, the 2019-20 season was pushed back, as well for 2020-21 season.
Joel Embiid, James Harden, Lebron James, Mike Conely, and Kyrie Irving were among the notable players who were injured in this off-season and some may say caused their teams to get eliminated from the playoffs.
Was the bubble a factor of many injuries during the 2020-21 season?
Santiago Leon is the Founder and CEO of the Sports Cast. He covers NFL, NBA, and world soccer. He’s also founder of sleon productions, which he specializes in technology and serves clients with solutions to make their business grow.