"An Ideal to an Eventuality: NBA Is Back December 22nd"
A) No bubble(s), but likely MLB-like series. Even a year ago I could have thought up reasons for why series seem unnecessary, but I'd tell then-me that's all nostalgia talking. Series sound awesome for basketball; more importantly, they sound healthy for human life right now.
B) Some fans are going to be allowed in some capacity. I'm editorializing here, but someone is going to get sick, and the NBA will likely lose a lot of the "common sense" image it earned this past summer.
C) If anyone was handwringing about their enjoyment of the bubble NBA despite their awareness of the economic disparity that allowed the bubble to happen, this should all sound like a horrible idea.
D) I agree with those that argue the bubble title comes with no asterisk, that environment had to be (relatively) difficult - but what if we get something truly weird like a Blazers/Pacers Final due to a mix of rust, fatigue and familiarity?
E) When LeBron sits out most games until, say, MLK Day, who gets to be mad about that?