Predicting the 2020 NBA Champs is about as dicey as betting who will win the presidency. If this year has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. Could a flare-up of COVID-19, the viral rookie of the year, burst the NBA’s bubble before the final buzzer? Will the police or alt-right nutjobs murder more people of color? If so, will the players walk out again? We can’t predict stuff like that, but you can bet 2020’s got something up its sleeve. Honestly, even if aliens pulled a real-life space jam in Florida, it wouldn’t surprise us at this point.
Still, at least we can waste away a few more hours of quarantine arguing stats and standings. Will the Raptors and Drake again toast maple syrup shots to victory in the rapper’s man cave? Will LeBron James prove he’s truly the GOAT by leading his team all the way, or at least take up goat yoga? Or will it be some other team aided by a golden retriever in an adorable doggie face mask? Find out in this ranking of our picks for who will and won’t be the 2020 NBA Champs.