‘Little appetite to return soon’

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    LOS ANGELES. — As the NBA bursts its bubble following the completion of the finals on Sunday (Monday in Manila), the league now faces tough questions about when next season will begin and what it will look like.

    The league’s three-month stay at Walt Disney World in Orlando was a huge success, with no players and coaches testing positive for COVID-19 after the virus derailed the season in March for four months.

    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the championship and cap thrilling playoffs.

    But even though the environment was safe, living on the campus required major sacrifices, and there is little appetite to return anytime soon.

    “I think you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t have ups and downs in the bubble,” James told reporters on Sunday night.